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  • 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...

  • A Second Appealby Daphne M. Rolle

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 24.99

    This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based understanding of freedom and participate in insurrectionist activities to overthrow slavery. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Astonishing Generalby Wesley B. Turner

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero, and one revered far and wide. 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...