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  • Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticismby Professor Malcolm Kelsall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 138.00

    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...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Fred Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams , an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history?a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new... more...

  • "Mr. President"by Harlow Giles Unger

    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...

  • The American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800?and the lessons for today couldn?t be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the second volume of a comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume one began with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 15.00

    This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the author’s multi-volume family history of the "Presidential Branch" of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington.... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Fred Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams , an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history?a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new... more...

  • Edward Prebleby Christopher McKee

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee's biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early shaper of the U.S. naval tradition. McKee (Grinnell College) documents Preble's rise from obscurity to become Thomas Jefferson's chief administrator, his relationship with Jefferson and the president' policies... 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...

  • Come the Revolutionby Alex Mitchell

    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...