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  • 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...

  • Henry Clay and the War of 1812by Quentin Scott King

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    Any biography of Henry Clay's 46 year political career quickly becomes entangled with his monumental, though youthful, political leadership of the War Hawks in urging the Madison Administration to arm the United States for war with Great Britain. He continued to advise in the war's progress and ended by being one of the five distinguished Americans... more...

  • Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracy: A Biographical Dictionaryby Paul Doutrich

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    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...

  • The Naval War of 1812by Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.99

    Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone... more...

  • Patriotic Fireby Winston Groom

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.99

    December 1814: its economy in tatters, its capital city of Washington, D.C., burnt to the ground, a young America was again at war with the militarily superior English crown. With an enormous enemy armada approaching New Orleans, two unlikely allies teamed up to repel the British in one of the greatest battles ever fought in North America. The defense... more...

  • The Battle of New Orleansby Robert V. Remini

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 12.99

    The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to... more...

  • A Companion to 19th-Century Americaby William Barney

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95

    A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritative overview of current historiographical developments and major themes in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological organization brings together the major... more...

  • Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermathby Robert Pierce Forbes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    Robert Pierce Forbes goes behind the scenes of the crucial Missouri Compromise, the most important sectional crisis before the Civil War, to reveal the high-level deal-making, diplomacy, and deception that defused the crisis, including the central, unexpected role of President James Monroe. Although Missouri was allowed to join the union with slavery,... more...