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  • 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...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and Stateby Daniel Dreisbach

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    No phrase in American letters has had a more profound influence on church-state law, policy, and discourse than Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state,” and few metaphors have provoked more passionate debate. Introduced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, Jefferson’s “wall”... more...

  • Intrepid Sailorsby Chipp Reid

    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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • Thomas Jefferson and Philosophyby M. Andrew Holowchak; James J. Carpenter; Garrett Ward Sheldon; Richard E. Dixon; Paul B. Thompson; Derek H. Davis; William Merkel; Richard Guy Wilson; M. Andrew Holowchak

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson?s Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson?s thinking over the years. Much historical insight is given to ground the various philosophical strands in Jefferson?s thought and writing on topics such as political philosophy,... more...

  • Washington and Cornwallisby Benton Rain Patterson

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2004; US$ 23.99

    Patterson chronicles the battles waged between Washington and Cornwallis, examines their methods of command and their controversial military decisions, and ultimately brings into focus the personalities of these two pivotal revolutionary War generals. more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 22.99

    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...