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  • 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 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...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins; Mary W. M. Hargreaves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins; Mary W. M. Hargreaves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    This third volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay from the Second Session of the Sixteenth Congress, where he engineered the second Missouri Compromise, to the presidential election of 1824, when he found himself eliminated as a candidate. Upon his return from Congress in 1821, Clay practiced law and interested himself in... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Robert II Seager; Melba Porter Hay

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions. The year 1837 found Henry Clay hard at work in a successful effort to organize... more...

  • Washington on Washingtonby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For most Americans, George Washington is more of a legend than a man -- a face on our currency or an austere figure standing in a rowboat crossing the icy Delaware River. He was equally revered in his own time. At the helm of a country born of idealism and revolution, Washington reluctantly played the role of demigod that the new nation required --... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins; Mary W. M. Hargreaves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In volume 5 of The Papers of Henry Clay , the second of the series to cover Clay's role as Secretary of State, problems arising from domestic political pressures become significant in the conduct of national affairs both at home and abroad. With the president absent from Washington one-third of the year, Clay's burden and his personal role in the... more...

  • To the Farewell Addressby Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century... 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

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    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...