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  • Old Hickory's Nephewby Mark R. Cheathem

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Though remembered largely by history as Andrew Jackson's nephew, Andrew Jackson Donelson was himself a significant figure in nineteenth-century America: a politician, planter, diplomat, newspaper editor, and vice-presidential candidate. His relationship with his uncle and mentor defined his life, as he struggled to find the political and personal success... more...

  • Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845by Robert Wettemann

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Between 1815-1860, the tiny American army took on many new and often daunting tasks. In the face of civil opposition to the very existence of a professional military, the first battle officers and supporters had to win after 1815 was that of simply preserving some small professional force. As American interests expanded further west and conflict... more...

  • The Last Founding Fatherby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.50

    Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger recounts the life of James Monroe, who dedicated himself to serving his country and building America?s future. more...

  • Chasing Oliver Hazard Perryby Craig Heimbuch

    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...

  • 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...

  • The War of 1812by Wesley B. Turner

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 9.99

    An expanded and updated edition of the original, this investigation of the war for North America unveils new research and archaeological discoveries. more...

  • Bold, Brave, and Born to Leadby Mary Beacock Fryer

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 8.99

    Celebrated as the saviour of Upper Canada, Major General Sir Isaac Brocks charisma won him respect and propelled him into the significant role he would play in the War of 1812. more...

  • Redcoated Ploughboysby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99

    In 1812 the future of North America hung in the balance when the United States declared war on Britain. In response a corps of men volunteeredfor the Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. This book brings the story of the regiment back to life, revealing a fascinating lost chapter in military history. 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...