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  • 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 American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning... 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...

  • 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's Warby Joseph Wheelan

    PublicAffairs 2004; US$ 16.95

    A fascinating and readable story of how America fought and won its first war on terror two centuries ago." Evan Thomas, author of JOHN PAUL JONES and assistant managing editor, NEWSWEEK 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...

  • A Magnificent Catastropheby Edward J. Larson

    Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99

    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...

  • The Letters of John and Abigail Adamsby Abigail Adams; John Adams; Frank Shuffelton; Frank Shuffelton

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 17.00

    The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering... more...

  • Abigail and Johnby Edith Gelles

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Fascinating...Gelles has provided a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period?s issues and history is evident on every page. Her treatment of the family... [is] written with understanding and sensitivity... But it is her strength as a feminist historian that makes her treatment of Abigail the most gripping... masterful and captivating.? ?... more...

  • First Familyby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America?s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic?s tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives... more...