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  • 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...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Fred Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 20.99

    Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams , an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history?a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new... more...

  • Big Tentby Mallory Factor; Elizabeth Factor

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses , brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual tradition in American politics. Ambitious in its breadth... more...

  • If It Moves, Salute It!by Michael Perris

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    If It Moves, Salute It relays the uproarious experiences of a young man in the navy during the twilight years of National Service, the late 1950s. A series of encounters help to influence his progress from raw recruit to reluctant adulthood, encompassing his journey through the hazards of training to a submarine depot ship during a visit to Belfast... more...

  • 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...

  • Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815by Tom Kanon

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Tennesseans at War, 1812?1815 by Tom Kanon tells the often forgotten story of the central role citizens and soldiers from Tennessee played in the Creek War in Alabama and War of 1812. Although frequently discussed as separate military conflicts, the War of 1812 against Great Britain and the Creek War against Native Americans in the territory that... 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...

  • Upper Canada Preserved ? War of 1812 6-Book Bundleby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 39.99

    A battlefield-based chronicle combining modern research with historical records and personal letters bring to life this crucial period of Canada's early history. Historical images counterpointed with modern pictures, battlefield maps, and authentic artifacts give an immersive experience of the war that shaped Canada. 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...

  • Civil-Military Relations during the War of 1812by Reginald Stuart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.95

    Civil-military relations in the era of the War of 1812 must be seen as a broad theme, not just the particular relationships between officers, military organizations, and civil government and civilians. Civil-military attitudes were interwoven in the lives of Americans and must be seen as ideological and social in character with political expressions.... more...