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- University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 31.99
A rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, union leaders, revolutionaries, crooked cops, corrupt politicians, spies, dictators, and ordinary working people, this is the memoir of political journalist Alex Mitchell, who worked on several newspapers around Australia before landing in Fleet Street in the 1960s. Full of vivid anecdotes about the... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 35.95
Reid tells one of the greatest sea stories in the history of the U.S. Navy. Under Commodore Edward Preble, the Navy came of age fighting the scourge of the time, the infamous Barbary Pirates. Intrepid Sailors chronicles the Navy?s campaign to subdue the pirate leader of Tripoli, who declared war on the United States in 1801. After two failed campaigns,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 132.00
Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism is the first full-length study to examine how Jefferson, in the process of inventing the USA as the first new nation of the Romantic era, sought to find an appropriate imagery to represent the people, their homeland and the cultural ideal to which they should aspire. It examines in detail the role of his... more...
- Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2003; US$ 17.00
The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; they also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?Fascinating...Gelles has provided a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period?s issues and history is evident on every page. Her treatment of the family... [is] written with understanding and sensitivity... But it is her strength as a feminist historian that makes her treatment of Abigail the most gripping... masterful and captivating.? ?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
The Pulitzer Prize?winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America?s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic?s tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 20.99
An entertaining and erudite history that offers a fresh look at America's first founding father, the creation of his legend, and what it means for our nation and ourselves George Washington's death on December 14, 1799, dealt a dreadful blow to public morale. For three decades, Americans had depended on his leadership to guide them through... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 207.95
A Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a state-of-the-art assessment and overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays grounded in the latest scholarship. Features essays by the leading scholars in the field, including Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove Includes a section that considers... more...