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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Louisiana Purchaseby Junius P. Rodriguez

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00

    Published in celebration of the Purchase's bicentennial, this resource offers a multifaceted view of a watershed American event. Not simply a diplomatic maneuver or a steal of a land deal, the Louisiana Purchase was a seminal event in the nation's history. more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching... more...

  • Manifest Ambitionby John C. Pinheiro

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Pinheiro explores the power and perseverance of James K. Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, D.C., as well as the challenges posed by many of his own commanding officers in the field, to lead the nation to victory during the Mexican War while establishing important precedents... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Martha S. Hewson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    A biography of John Quincy Adams, the only former president to serve in the United States House of Representatives, whose antislavery position led him to argue the Amistad case before the Supreme Court. more...

  • John Adamsby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    A biography of the second president of the United States. more...