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  • Washington and Hamiltonby Tony Williams; Stephen F. Knott

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. As hostile debates... more...

  • The Whiskey Rebellionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99

    Recapturing the historical drama and significance of the Whiskey Rebellion--the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution--Slaughter assesses this tax rebellion among frontier farmers in 1794 in relation to interregional tensions, republican ideology, and the social and political conflict of the 1780s and '90s. more...

  • Empire of Libertyby Robert W. Tucker; David C. Hendrickson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99

    Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant... more...

  • The Age of Federalismby Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.99

    When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that... 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...

  • Abigail and Johnby Edith Gelles

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    ?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...

  • Inventing George Washingtonby Edward G. Lengel

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    ?Lengel?s Washington is the archetypal American soldier?an amateur citizen in arms who struggles to learn an unfamiliar and demanding craft on the job....Outstanding.? ? Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Glorious Struggle Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Papers Project  Edward G. Lengel delivers an entertaining and erudite history of America's... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the initial volume of a comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume one begins 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. This volume continues the story of John and Anne’s... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the New Nationby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 59.99

    A definitive biography of Jefferson, this book explores the dominant themes of his career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and reveals his powerful role in shaping America. more...