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  • Saving Monticelloby Marc Leepson

    Free Press 2002; US$ 25.00

    When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue... more...

  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...

  • The Union at Riskby Richard E. Ellis

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 54.99

    The Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833, when the state of South Carolina challenged the doctrine of states' rights by refusing to pay national tariffs, was the major crisis of Andrew Jackson's presidency and a central event in antebellum American history. In this clear, authoritative account, Richard E. Ellis shows how the President's swift, decisive... more...

  • Empire of Libertyby Robert W. Tucker; David C. Hendrickson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99

    Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant... more...

  • James K. Polkby Mark E.

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00

    James K. Polk's ranks as one of America's most successful presidents, yet he remains unfamiliar to most modern Americans. This work provides easy ac cess to his life, career and times for students writing papers and the general public curious about this important president. more...

  • Adopted Sonby David A. Clary

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond between them as strong as any between father and son. It was an unbreakable trust that... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • The End of Barbary Terrorby Frederick C. Leiner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Focuses on the fledgling American nation's diplomatic and naval campaign in 1812 to break the Barbary pirates, rogue states of North Africa. more...

  • The Great Triumvirateby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 28.99

    Enormously powerful, intensely ambitious, the very personifications of their respective regions--Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun represented the foremost statemen of their age. In the decades preceding the Civil War, they dominated American congressional politics as no other figures have. Now Merrill D. Peterson, one of our most... more...

  • Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Centuryby John E. Findling; Frank W. Thackeray

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 55.00

    This one-stop source offers students descriptions and analyses of 10 key events that affected 18th-century American history. It is designed to help students better understand these important historical events. Included are Jefferson's "Revolution of 1800", the Stamp Act, and the XYZ Affair. more...