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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Union at Riskby Richard E. Ellis

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 38.00

    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$ 49.99

    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$ 34.99

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of Empireby Evan Cornog

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    A biography relating the life of DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), one of America's strongest political leaders in the early 19th century. It examines his patrician sentiments, his form of party politics and his influence on the economic expansion of the country and its political geography. 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

    This is a joint biography of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, the most prominent of the second generation of American statesmen, from 1812 until 1850. more...