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  • John Quincy Adamsby Fred Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.49

    Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams , an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history?a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new... more...

  • If It Moves, Salute It!by Michael Perris

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    <div>If It Moves, Salute It relays the uproarious experiences of a young man in the navy during the twilight years of National Service, the late 1950s. A series of encounters help to influence his progress from raw recruit to reluctant adulthood, encompassing his journey through the hazards of training to a submarine depot ship during... more...

  • James K. Polkby Thomas M. Leonard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.99

    When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial expansion. James K. Polk's four years in office marked the greatest period of territorial acquisition in the history of the country-what New York journalist... more...

  • A Second Appealby Daphne M. Rolle

    UPA 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based understanding of freedom and participate in insurrectionist activities to overthrow slavery. more...

  • Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstructionby John L. Myers

    UPA 2009; US$ 46.99

    Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during the war. more...

  • The Shattering of the Unionby Eric H. Walther

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    The 1850s offered the last remotely feasible chance for the United States to steer clear of Civil War. Yet fundamental differences between North and South about slavery and the meaning of freedom caused political conflicts to erupt again and again throughout the decade as the country lurched toward secession and war. The Shattering of the Union is... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Lynn Hudson Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 27.99

    In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures. more...

  • A Crucible of Fireby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 7.99

    This fifth book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved examines the pivotal period between July and August of 1814, with particular emphasis on the events that led up to and took place at the Battle of Lundy?s Lane on July 25 and the subsequent reversal of military fortunes that led to the siege of Fort Erie. more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and Philosophyby M. Andrew Holowchak; James J. Carpenter; Garrett Ward Sheldon; Richard E. Dixon; Paul B. Thompson; Derek H. Davis; William Merkel; Richard Guy Wilson; M. Andrew Holowchak

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 82.99

    Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson?s Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson?s thinking over the years. Much historical insight is given to ground the various philosophical strands in Jefferson?s thought and writing on topics such as political philosophy,... more...

  • North American Odysseyby Craig E. Colten; Geoffrey L. Buckley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 67.99

    This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and... more...