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- Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 15.95
Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry chronicles Craig Heimbuch's journey through time and place in hopes of bringing to life a history that has haunted him since he was young — the story of Oliver Perry and the War of 1812. In the spirit of Tony Horwitz, Heimbuch travels to the battlefields, talks to historians, re-enactors, and fellow travelers to create... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
By the acclaimed author of the classic Patriots and Union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, President Andrew Jackson and his successors led the country to its manifest destiny across the continent. But that expansion unleashed new... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...