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  • A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jacksonby Sean Patrick Adams

    Wiley 2013; US$ 205.95

    A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson offers a wealth of new insights on the era of Andrew Jackson. This collection of essays by leading scholars and historians considers various aspects of the life, times, and legacy of the seventh president of the United States. Provides an overview of Andrew Jackson's life and legacy, grounded in the latest... more...

  • The Burning of Washingtonby Anthony S. Pitch

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch tells the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington in the summer of 1814, an episode many call a defining moment in the coming-of-age of the United States. The British torched the Capitol, the White House, and many other public buildings, setting off an inferno that illuminated... more...

  • Neither Victor nor Vanquishedby William Weber

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 27.50

    In 1812, less than forty years after breaking from Britain, the United States found itself in another war with its former colonial master. Now, during the two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812 comes Neither Victor nor Vanquished, William WeberÆs reappraisal of this critical but frequently misunderstood conflict. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 139.99

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroesby Colonel David Fitz-Enz

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy... more...

  • A Quaker Goes to Spainby H. L. Dufour Woolfley

    Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 69.99

    A Quaker Goes to Spain is a multifaceted historical narrative. It recounts in detail a unique but virtually forgotten U.S. diplomatic initiative during The War of 1812, interwoven with a far more personal account of the emotional hardship, and the cultural and philosophical growth, experienced by the unusual man sent to carry out the mission.... more...

  • A Being So Gentleby Patricia Brady

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution?but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her times in... 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...

  • John Tyler, the Accidental Presidentby Edward P. Crapol

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead,... more...