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- Wiley 2012; US$ 200.95
A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe features essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Provides historians and students of history with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America’s most accomplished statesmen, James Madison... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with women, both personal and political. The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words ?all men are created equal,? was surprisingly uncomfortable with woman. In eight chapters, Kukla examines the evidence for the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way readers think about this true American icon. It was during these years?from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his death in 1826?that Jefferson?s idealism... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95
This first biography of Fred Shuttlesworth-winner of both the 2000 Lillian Smith Award and the 2001 James F. Sulzby Jr. Award-details the fascinating life of the controversial preacher who led integration efforts in Birmingham with the courage and fervor of a religious crusader. When Fred Shuttlesworth suffered only a bump on the head in... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95
The practice of selling one's tale of woe to make a buck has long been a part of American culture. The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America is a powerful cultural history of how ordinary Americans crafted and sold their stories of hardship and calamity during the nineteenth century. Ann Fabian examines the tales of... more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.00
In 1799, at the end of George Washington?s long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: ?First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.? Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to this list, ?First in leadership,? examining the lessons to be learned from our first president, first commander-in-chief,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 97.51
This first major study of Thomas Jeffersons reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and historyboth as something Jefferson made and something that he sought to shape. Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he deliberately sought to influence historys judgment of him. He did so, it... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington... more...