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  • Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenmentby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books of Virginia 2015; US$ 5.95

    "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Background Notes" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Paris 1785." Readers will find in these detailed "background notes" a feast of little... more...

  • Martha Jeffersonby Jr. William G. Hyland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson?s greatest love and true kindred spirit. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources, including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes, William Hyland captures the charm, sophistication, grace and a profound sense of history of this little known and elusive figure.... 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 Life of George Washingtonby John Marshall; Wayne Lapierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    America?s first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George Washington . This biography was begun in 1799 following Washington?s death, when chief justice Marshall... more...

  • Adams on Adamsby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    After more than two hundred years in the shadows of Washington and Jefferson, John Adams enjoys fame as one of our top presidents. Of unprepossessing appearance and feisty temperament, he expressed his personal feelings in copious correspondence and public documents along with two unfinished autobiographies. Paul M. Zall draws from Adams's own letters,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...