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  • 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...

  • The Family Legacy of Henry Clayby Lindsey Apple

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • The Naval War of 1812by Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 18.00

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectivesby Mark Cheathem

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 87.00

    Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives spans the "age of the common man" by focusing on the everyday citizens who helped drive the big social changes of the times?or were simply caught up in them. The coverage takes readers into the lives of the frontiersmen, townspeople, women, children, religious groups, abolitionists, slaves,... more...

  • James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Governmentby Colleen A. Sheehan

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Sheehan argues that Madison's vision for the new nation was informed by the idea of republican self-government. more...

  • Waking Giantby David S. Reynolds

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America?s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman?s America . Casting fresh light on Andrew Jackson, who redefined the presidency, along with John Quincy Adams and James K. Polk, who expanded the nation?s territory... more...

  • Throes of Democracyby Walter A. McDougall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    "And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser?the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835?to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 throws... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 87.99

    This book examines the long and complex history of human occupation in North America, covering its distinct culture areas of the Arctic, California, Eastern Woodlands, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southwest, and Subarctic. Complete with maps, a chronology that spans the history from 11,000 B.C. to A.D. 1850, an introductory... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 149.99

    Covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815), the chronology lays out the war. The dictionary includes more than 1,400 dictionary entries covering descriptions of engagements, explanations of weaponry, the compositions of regiments, major figures and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also... more...