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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00
Returning to Kentucky in the spring of 1829 after four years as secretary of state in the administration of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay quickly regained the political dominance at home that would carry him to the U.S. Senate in 1831. Assuming leadership of the anti-Jackson forces, Senator Clay in 1832 mounted a spirited campaign for the presidency,... more...
- Indiana Historical Society Press 2015; US$ 6.95
In 1987 Franklin College of Indiana hosted an observance of the bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance. Professional and amateur historians, folklorists, scholars in the arts, teachers, and students gathered to examine the provisions of that historic document and the governmental structure it created for the frontier lands north of the Ohio River.... more...
- LSU Press 2000; US$ 20.95
In The Petticoat Affair, prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek offers the first in--depth investigation of the earliest -- and perhaps greatest -- political sex scandal in American history. During Andrew Jackson's first term in office, Margaret Eaton, the wife of Secretary of State John Henry Eaton, was branded a "loose woman" for her unconventional... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00
In his brief life John C. Breckinridge embraced the roles of lawyer, politician, statesman, soldier, exile, and businessman. An imposing and tactful man, he was exceptional for evoking both loyal devotion from his followers and generous respect from his opponents during a strife-torn era. Breckinridge's meteoric rise to national prominence began... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 49.99
Im Jahre 2012 feierte die ?Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung? ihr 60-jähriges Bestehen. Sie tritt ein für die Förderung des Bewusstseins für Demokratie und politische Partizipation. 1952 unter dem Namen ?Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst? gegründet, unterstand sie dem Bundesministerium des Innern und knüpfte terminologiesch an die ?Reichszentrale... more...
- Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95
Written for both the specialist and the casual reader, Texas and the Mexican War discusses the pivotal role Texas played in the Mexican War, battles fought on Texas soil, and the contributions?for better or sometimes worse?of Texas troops throughout the war. Since the opening of hostilities in 1846, the Mexican War has remained controversial. Author... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99
Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00
Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1970; US$ 59.99
The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in... more...