07/04/2011 08:09 am ET Updated Sep 03, 2011

4th Of July: Best Books About America's Founding Fathers

Yes, we know the 4th of July is more about fireworks and picnics than the Revolutionary War, but we are, after all, celebrating American Independence. So if you have the time and inclination for something heavier than the usual summer read, grab one of these. And if you want to see who in your family can name the most founding fathers, the complete list is here.