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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Mobbing, 1828-1861by David Grimsted

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    American Mobbing, 1828-1861: Toward Civil War is a comprehensive history of mob violence related to sectional issues in antebellum America. David Grimsted argues that, though the issue of slavery provoked riots in both the North and the South, the riots produced two different reactions from authorities. In the South, riots against suspected abolitionists... more...

  • America in 1857by Kenneth M. Stampp

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 48.99

    It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Mormon governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99

    An examination of the public life and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered Presidents. The authors examine Jefferson's passion for liberty and discuss how he developed a new approach to diplomacy. They then explore the legacy of his quest for empire on American foreign policy. more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...