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  • Jefferson on Jeffersonby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A new and more complex portrait of Thomas Jefferson, as told by Jefferson himself. Not trusting biographers with his story and frustrated by his friends' failure to justify his role in the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson wrote his autobiography on his own terms at the age of seventy-seven. The resulting book ends, well before his death, with... 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...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Washington on Leadershipby George Washington

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 9.95

    George Washington is most famous for leading America to victory during the American Revolution and for being the first president of the United States. One does not have those successes without being a great leader. In Washington on Leadership , learn firsthand from the father of our country about the skill, tactics, and techniques that go into great... more...

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

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    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$ 10.99

    ?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 in Peaceby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Christopher Hitchens

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    An internationally acclaimed historian and essayist explores the presidency of George Washington and his conflict with Thomas Jefferson—a conflict that determined the future of America more...

  • First Familyby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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$ 12.99

    ?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...

  • Washington & Napoleonby Matthew J. Flynn; Stephen E. Griffin

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95

    Two political and military giants compared more...