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- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95
Brave, energetic, intensely patriotic, Stephen Decatur is America's first great naval hero after John Paul Jones. His short and dramatic life is a story of triumph and tragedy told by the noted historian and author of some twenty books, Spencer Tucker. Decatur's raid into Tripoli Harbor in 1804 to burn the Philadelphia, a prized U.S. warship captured... more...
- Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 25.99
In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his ceremonial post as president into the most powerful office on earth. more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 28.99
Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS Essex , intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter?s odyssey took him to exotic isles and brought glory to the fledgling American navy, and in The Shining Sea , celebrated historian George... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95
Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man's wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 14.99
Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas, but there are no official commemorations of the battles fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists. Delving into why it is more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was 100 years ago, Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
They had 99 problems but Mitt Romney wasn't one. At the start of an epic election, the team trying to reelect President Obama faced a mountain of challenges: a dismal economy, the faded hopes of the first campaign, and a struggle to raise enough cash to compete. No president had risen so fast, or fallen so far, in the modern era. And no president... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 35.00
As William Nester asserts in The Age of Jackson , it takes quite a leader to personify an age. A political titan for thirty-three years (1815-1848), Andrew Jackson possessed character, beliefs, and acts that dominated American politics. Although Jackson returned to his Tennessee plantation in March 1837 after serving eight years as president, he continued... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We have met the enemy and they are ours, Oliver Hazard Perry was one the early U.S. Navy s most famous heroes. In this modern, scholarly reassessment of the man and his career, Professor David Skaggs emphasizes... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
"The most thorough examination we have of how early Americans wrestled with what types of political dissent should be permitted, even promoted, in the new republic they were forming.Martin shows the modern relevance of their debates in ways that all will find valuableeven those who dissent from his views!" Rogers M. Smith, Christopher... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 27.50
In 1812, less than forty years after breaking from Britain, the United States found itself in another war with its former colonial master. Now, during the two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812 comes Neither Victor nor Vanquished, William WeberÆs reappraisal of this critical but frequently misunderstood conflict. more...