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  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins; Mary W. M. Hargreaves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    This fourth volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay during his first year as Secretary of State in the cabinet of President John Quincy Adams. Within a month after taking office, Henry Clay described the Department of State as "no bed of roses." Even though routine papers bearing his signature have been omitted by the editors,... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Robert II Seager

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions. Volume 7, the fourth and final of those dealing with Clay's role as secretary... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Robert II Seager; Melba Porter Hay

    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...

  • War in the Chesapeakeby Charles Neimeyer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... more...

  • Washington and Napoleonby Matthew Flynn

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    George Washington became president of the newly formed United States just as the French Revolution erupted in 1789, a moment that would pave the way for Napoleon and his eventual empire. In this momentous year, the Americans consolidated the gains of their rebellion, and the French embarked upon a more radical transformation of their own. Though strikingly... more...

  • A Call to the Seaby Claude G Berube

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    Charles Stewart?s life of sailing and combat on the high seas rivals that of Patrick O?Brien?s fictional hero, Jack Aubrey. Stewart held more sea commands (11) than any other U.S. Navy captain and served longer (63 years) than any officer in American naval history. He commanded every type of warship, from sloop to ship-of-the-line, and served every... more...

  • The Life of Andrew Jacksonby John Reid; John Henry Eaton; Frank L. Owsley; Frank L. Owsley

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Original copies of the first, 1817, edition of this work are so rare that even the Library of Congress does not have an undamaged copy. Consequently scholars and students of Jackson have had to rely on later, incomplete or bowdlerized editions. It is therefore all the more valuable to have Owsley?s critical restoration of the original edition, complete... more...

  • 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 1832-33 is undeniably the most important major event of Andrew Jackson's two presidential terms. Attempting to declare null and void the high tariffs enacted by Congress in the late 1820s, the state of South Carolina declared that it had the right to ignore those national laws that did not suit it. Responding swiftly and... more...