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  • A Jackson Manby Donald B. Cole

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    A rare, fascinating personality emerges in Donald B. Cole?s biography of Amos Kendall (1789?1869), the reputed intellectual engine behind Andrew Jackson?s administration and an influential figure in the transformation of young America from an agrarian republic to a capitalist democracy. Born on a small Massachusetts farm and educated at Dartmouth,... more...

  • War of 1812by Miriam Greenblatt

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The America at War set draws upon the latest scholarship in military history to provide young readers with dramatic, thought-provoking accounts of this nation's wars. Each volume describes the major objectives and strategies of the combatants, the key more...

  • Mr. Adams's Last Crusadeby Joseph Wheelan

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    When John Quincy Adams?the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat?was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress?s most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms... more...

  • The Union at Riskby Richard E. Ellis

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 49.99

    The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 is undeniably the most important major event of Andrew Jackson's two presidential terms. Attempting to declare null and void the high tariffs enacted by Congress in the late 1820s, the state of South Carolina declared that it had the right to ignore those national laws that did not suit it. Responding swiftly... more...

  • La bandera de estrellas centelleantes (The Star-Spangled Banner)by Stephanie Macceca

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence takes students through the events that lead to the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” TheStudents learn about the widow, Mary Pickersgill, her efforts to make a flag for the War of 1812, and how the flag later inspired Key to create his famous poem. 20pp. more...

  • Utmost Gallantryby Kevin D. McCranie

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Focusing on the oceanic war rather than the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing navies at sea?one of the largest fleets in the world and a small, upstart navy just three decades old. While American naval leadership searched for a means of contesting Britain?s naval dominance, the English... more...

  • The Weight of Vengeanceby Troy Bickham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99

    In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby John William Ward

    Oxford University Press, USA 1962; US$ 19.99

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  • How Britain Won the War of 1812by Brian Arthur

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 115.00

    Overturns established thinking about the Anglo-American War of 1812-15. more...

  • The Battle of Stoningtonby James Tertius De Kay

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying the town. Over the next four days the British barraged the nearly defenseless civilian population with some fifty tons of explosives, before mysteriously upping anchor and sailing away. Drawing on contemporary... more...