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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Andrew Jackson, Southernerby Mark R. Cheathem

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man's wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Fred Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.49

    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...

  • If It Moves, Salute It!by Michael Perris

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    <div>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... more...

  • A Second Appealby Daphne M. Rolle

    UPA 2010; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Crucible of Fireby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    This fifth book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved examines the pivotal period between July and August of 1814, with particular emphasis on the events that led up to and took place at the Battle of Lundy?s Lane on July 25 and the subsequent reversal of military fortunes that led to the siege of Fort Erie. more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 67.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tennesseans at War, 1812?1815by Tom Kanon

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    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...