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  • John Adamsby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    John Ferling has nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. The author of acclaimed histories such as A Leap into the Dark and Almost a Miracle, he has appeared on many TV and film documentaries on this pivotal period of our history. In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary... more...

  • John Adamsby John Patrick Diggins; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 33.99

    A revealing look at the true beginning of American politics Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Volatile, impulsive, irritable, and self-pitying, Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington in terms... more...

  • Lafcadio Hearn's Americaby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The American essays of renowned writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) artistically chronicle the robust urban life of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Hearn is one of the few chroniclers of urban American life in the nineteenth century, and much of this material has not been widely available since the 1950s. Lafcadio Hearn's America collects Hearn's stories... more...

  • The Life of George Washingtonby John Marshall; Wayne LaPierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    America?s first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George Washington . This biography was begun in 1799 following Washington?s death, when chief justice Marshall... more...

  • The Louisiana Purchaseby Junius P. Rodriguez

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00

    Published in celebration of the Purchase's bicentennial, this resource offers a multifaceted view of a watershed American event. Not simply a diplomatic maneuver or a steal of a land deal, the Louisiana Purchase was a seminal event in the nation's history. more...

  • Madison and Jeffersonby Andrew Burstein; Nancy Isenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] monumental dual biography . . . a distinguished work, combining deep research, a pleasing narrative style and an abundance of fresh insights, a rare combination.? ?The Dallas Morning News   The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson?s genius overshadowing James Madison?s judgment... more...

  • Martha Jeffersonby Jr. William G. Hyland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson?s greatest love and true kindred spirit. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources, including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes, William Hyland captures the charm, sophistication, grace and a profound sense of history of this little known and elusive figure.... more...

  • Meet George Washingtonby Joan Heilbroner

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary hero. more...

  • Meet Thomas Jeffersonby Marvin Barrett; Pat Fogarty

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence.... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Melba Porter Hay; Carol Reardon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    The culminating volume in The Papers of Henry Clay begins in 1844, the year when Clay came within a hair's breadth of achieving his lifelong goal-the presidency of the United States. Volume 10 of Clay's papers, then, more than any other, reveals the Great Compromiser as a major player on the national political stage. Here are both the peak of his... more...