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  • Stephen Decaturby Spencer C. Tucker

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Brave, energetic, intensely patriotic, Stephen Decatur is America's first great naval hero after John Paul Jones. His short and dramatic life is a story of triumph and tragedy told by the noted historian and author of some twenty books, Spencer Tucker. Decatur's raid into Tripoli Harbor in 1804 to burn the Philadelphia, a prized U.S. warship captured... more...

  • The British Raid on Essexby Jerry Roberts

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The untold story of the burning of American privateers in Connecticut more...

  • Nothing Too Daringby David Long

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Commodore David Dixon Porter made history when he took the Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry in the War of 1812. He was the first to suggest that the U.S. Navy force open Japan. He was also court-martialed and convicted on charges arising out of his unauthorized invasion of Spanish Puerto Rico. He later sought to reverse... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Lynn Hudson Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 27.99

    In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures. more...

  • North American Odysseyby Craig E. Colten; Geoffrey L. Buckley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 57.99

    This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and... more...

  • A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America - Volume 2by William James

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.49

    Volume 2 of 2.I must confess I know little, if anything, about the War of 1812 with the USA, which is the subject of this book. For anybody else in the same boat, who wants to learn about it, this 1000-page account will go a long way towards remedying that lack of knowledge. It is a contemporary account, published a few years after the war, which officially... more...

  • Edward Stanlyby Norman Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Raised under the “Ancient Standard of Federalism,” Edward Stanly was a southern nationalist during a time of popular nullification and secession doctrines. Edward Stanly: Whiggery’s Tarheel Conqueror is an unprecedented biography of Stanly’s life, and recounts his fiery and controversial emergence in the Whig Party of... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby Sean Wilentz; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 24.99

    The towering figure who remade American politics?the champion of the ordinary citizen and the scourge of entrenched privilege      The Founding Fathers espoused a republican government, but they were distrustful of the common people, having designed a constitutional system that would temper popular passions. But as the revolutionary generation... more...

  • The Long, Bitter Trailby Anthony Wallace

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives. more...

  • Martin Van Burenby Ted Widmer; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 25.99

    The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker,... more...