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  • The Road to Monticelloby Kevin J. Hayes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    Book I: The Education of Thomas Jefferson. 1. Fire!. 2. A Boy and His Books. 3. A Correct, Classical Scholar. 4. William and Mary. 5. The Williamsburg Circle. 6. The Limits of English Law. 7. A Shelf of Notebooks. 8. Becoming a Burgess. Book II: Family and Nation. 9. Domestic Life and Literary Pursuits. 10. Rude Bard of the North. 11. A Summary View... more...

  • Mr. Jefferson's Lost Causeby Roger G. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system--particularly with the Louisiana Purchase--squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of... more...

  • The Birth of Modern Politicsby Lynn Parsons

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwesetern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New... more...

  • Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil Warby David Herbert Donald

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Puliter-Prize winning classic and national bestseller returns!Emeritus Harvard Professor David Herbert Donald traces Sumner's life in this Pulitzer-Prize winning classic about a nation careening toward Civil War. more...

  • Maclure of New Harmonyby Leonard Warren

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 23.75

    Maclure of New Harmony follows the twists and turns of William Maclure's intriguing life. A native Scotsman, Maclure (1763--1840) became a merchant, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties. Then his life became interesting. Fascinated by the study of geology, Maclure did fieldwork throughout... more...

  • Flight from Monticelloby Michael Kranish

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    When Thomas Jefferson wrote his epitaph, he listed as his accomplishments his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statute of religious freedom, and his founding of the University of Virginia. He did not mention his presidency or that he was second governor of the state of Virginia, in the most trying hours of the Revolution.... more...

  • John Adamsby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    John Ferling has nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. The author of acclaimed histories such as A Leap into the Dark and Almost a Miracle, he has appeared on many TV and film documentaries on this pivotal period of our history. In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary... more...

  • The Civil War of 1812by Alan Taylor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern... more...

  • Andrew Jackson and His Tennessee Lieutenantsby Lormen A. Ratner

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 147.00

    Andrew Jackson and those Tennesseans who, along with him, were a major force in Tennessee and American political life can best be understood by examining the political culture they all shared. The ten men studied here were the children or grandchildren of immigrants from either the Scottish lowlands or the north of Ireland. All experienced the rise... more...

  • The War of 1812 in Personby John C. Fredriksen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This work reproduces fifteen War of 1812 manuscripts, including diaries, memoirs, and letters. The accounts provide a range of perspectives on the war's ground conflicts, from officers to enlisted men, volunteers and militia. more...