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  • 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...

  • Edward Stanlyby Norman Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Raised under the “Ancient Standard of Federalism,” Edward Stanly was a southern nationalist during a time of popular nullification and secession doctrines. Edward Stanly: Whiggery’s Tarheel Conqueror is an unprecedented biography of Stanly’s life, and recounts his fiery and controversial emergence in the Whig Party of... more...

  • The Webster-Hayne Debateby Stefan M. Brooks

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 33.99

    In January 1830, a debate on the nature of sovereignty in the American federal union occurred in the United States Senate between Senators Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina. This debate exposed the critically different understandings of the nature of the American union that, by 1830, had developed between the North... more...

  • To the Farewell Addressby Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century... 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...

  • Madison and Jeffersonby Andrew Burstein; Nancy Isenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?[A] monumental dual biography . . . a distinguished work, combining deep research, a pleasing narrative style and an abundance of fresh insights, a rare combination.? ?The Dallas Morning News   The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson?s genius overshadowing James Madison?s judgment... more...

  • The Civil War of 1812by Alan Taylor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Abigail Adamsby Jean Brown Wagoner

    Aladdin 2008; US$ 6.99

    Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Abigail Adams. Illustrated throughout. 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...