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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 25.99
The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution?but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her times in... more...
- Ontario Genealogical Society 2011; US$ 12.99
Our ancestors were required to perform military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history. more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99
In 1812 the future of North America hung in the balance when the United States declared war on Britain. In response a corps of men volunteeredfor the Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. This book brings the story of the regiment back to life, revealing a fascinating lost chapter in military history. more...
- PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95
When John Quincy Adams?the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat?was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress?s most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 27.99
The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 is undeniably the most important major event of Andrew Jackson's two presidential terms. Attempting to declare null and void the high tariffs enacted by Congress in the late 1820s, the state of South Carolina declared that it had the right to ignore those national laws that did not suit it. Responding swiftly... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 3.99
While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically as seen in the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman's Creek in this first book in a series of six. more...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence takes students through the events that lead to the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. TheStudents learn about the widow, Mary Pickersgill, her efforts to make a flag for the War of 1812, and how the flag later inspired Key to create his famous poem. 20pp. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 22.00
The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead,... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Focusing on the oceanic war rather than the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing navies at sea?one of the largest fleets in the world and a small, upstart navy just three decades old. While American naval leadership searched for a means of contesting Britain?s naval dominance, the English... more...