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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 19.50
During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private feelings, loyalty and love, revolution and parenting, they wove a tapestry of correspondence that has become a cherished part of American history and literature.... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99
When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99
Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2002; US$ 126.50
The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explain how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 20.99
Before he became "the Father of our Country," George Washington was the Father of the American Army. He took an army that had no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the best, most disciplined force in the world?the British Army. Deftly handling the political realm, Washington convinced Congress to keep his... more...