We all know Jefferson, Adams and Franklin, but what about the other 53 men who risked their lives to sign the Declaration of Independence? Signing Their Lives Away is a fun little book with brief chapters devoted to each of the signers.

Discover which of the signers: was poisoned by his own nephew, later recanted the Declaration, slept in caves, was a singer-songwriter, ordered British troops to fire on his own home, came to the Colonies as an indentured servant and more fun facts from these diverse and colorful lives. Who knew a bunch of dead white guys in powdered wigs could be so quirky?

Plus, the jacket unfolds into a facsimile of the Declaration.

Grade: A-

Signing Their Lives Away is currently available.