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Bibliography of Patrick Henry Biographies

All listed books are available for viewing at the Red Hill Archives.

Frontispiece of William Wirt’s Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). Public Domain.

 

Campbell, Norine Dickson. Patrick Henry: Patriot & Statesman. New York, NY: Devin-Adair Publishing Co., 1969.

Carson, Jane. Patrick Henry, Prophet of the Revolution. Brookneal, VA: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 1977.

Couvillon, Mark. Patrick Henry’s Virginia: A Guide to the Homes and Sites in the Life of an American Patriot. Brookneal, VA: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 2001.

Couvillon, Mark. In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Patrick Henry and Sarah Shelton. Brookneal, VA: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 2022.

Couvillon, Mark. The Demosthenes of His Age: Accounts of Patrick Henry’s Oratory by His Contemporaries. Brookneal, VA: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Daily, Patrick. Patrick Henry: The Last Years (1789-1799). Brookneal, VA: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 2013.

Elson, James M. Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings and in the Words of His Contemporaries. Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House, 2007.

Hayes, Kevin. The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2008.

Henry, William Wirt, ed. Patrick Henry: Life Correspondence and Speeches. 3 vols. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1891.

Kidd, Thomas S. Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2011.

Kukla, Jon. Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Kukla, Jon, and Amy Kukla. Patrick Henry: Voice of the Revolution. New York, NY: Rosen Publishing Group, 2001.

Mayer, Henry.  Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic. New York, NY: Grove Press, 1986.

McCants, David. Patrick Henry, The Orator. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Meade, Robert Douthat. Patrick Henry: Patriot in the Making. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1957.

Meade, Robert Douthat. Patrick Henry: Practical Revolutionary. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1969.

Morgan, George. The True Patrick Henry. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1907.

Ragosta, John. Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution. Philadelphia, PA: Routledge, 2016.

Tyler, Moses Coit. Patrick Henry. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1887.

Unger, Harlow Giles. Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation. Boston, MA: De Capo Press, 2011.

Willison, George F. Patrick Henry and his World. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1969.

Wirt, William. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry. Philadelphia, PA: James Webster, 1817.