american ciceroOur co-editor of the The Imaginative Conservative, Brad Birzer, has written an excellent new biography entitled American Cicero: The life of Charles Carroll. From the book jacket:

Before his death in 1832, Charles Carroll of Carrollton—the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence—was widely regarded as one of the most important Founders. Drawing on his considerable study of Carroll’s published and unpublished writing, historian Bradley J. Birzer masterfully captures a man of supreme intellect, imagination, integrity, and accomplishment.

The book is the Knights of Columbus Book Club selection for August 2010. Below is the Knights of Columbus announcement. Congratulations Brad.

The Knights of Columbus is proud to feature historian Bradley Birzer’s new book, American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll, for the August Book Club. In American Cicero, Birzer, a professor at Hillsdale College, resurrects the accomplishments and legacy of Charles Carroll, a leading Founding Father who overcame intense religious prejudice to become the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and an intellectual force in the creation of the new American Republic.

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