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  • Andrew Jacksonby R. V. Remini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828. more...

  • The A to Z of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and... more...

  • Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracyby PAUL DOUTRICH

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00

    The successful conclusion of the War of 1812 ushered in a new age of American history: the Jacksonian era. This book explores the background, motives, and goals of political and social leaders who dominated this era. Divided into three categories?Whigs, Democrats, and Writers and Reformers?biographies of Henry Clay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Knox... more...

  • Continental Dividesby Rachel Adams

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    North America is more a political and an economic invention than a place people call home. Nonetheless, the region shared by the United States and its closest neighbors, North America, is an intriguing frame for comparative American studies. Continental Divides is the first book to study the patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal... more...

  • The Family Legacy of Henry Clayby Lindsey Apple

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 0.00

    Known as the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay earned his title by addressing sectional tensions over slavery and forestalling civil war in the United States. Today he is still regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history. As Speaker of the House of Representatives and secretary of state, Clay left an indelible mark on American... more...

  • Ships of Oak, Guns of Ironby Ronald Utt

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America?s tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting... more...

  • Sex and Manifest Destinyby Martin Naparsteck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Many factors--political, economic, sociological--contributed to the United States' westward expansion across the continent. But the role that sex played has largely been unexplored by scholars. This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson's interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white's fear of... more...

  • The A to Z of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    This book covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places,... more...

  • The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848by William Nester

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 35.00

    As William Nester asserts in The Age of Jackson , it takes quite a leader to personify an age. A political titan for thirty-three years (1815-1848), Andrew Jackson possessed character, beliefs, and acts that dominated American politics. Although Jackson returned to his Tennessee plantation in March 1837 after serving eight years as president, he continued... more...

  • Spitfire Pilotby David Crook

    Grub Street Publishing 2008; US$ 7.99

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts - the Battle of Britain - seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron, which shot down over 100 planes in that epic... more...