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  • Towards Modern Public Financeby James W Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions and markets. more...

  • Stephen A. Douglasby Reg Ankrom

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5'4" Stephen A. Douglas, he sized him up as "the least man I ever saw." With the introduction of Douglas's first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently. The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas State's... more...

  • War in the Chesapeakeby Charles Neimeyer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenmentby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books of Virginia 2015; US$ 5.95

    "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Background Notes" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Paris 1785." Readers will find in these detailed "background notes" a feast of little... more...

  • Becoming Madisonby Michael Signer

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,? Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.? Brant concluded, “When a man rises to greatness in youth, it is with his youth that we should first concern ourselves.? Seven decades have passed since Brant... more...

  • Martha Jeffersonby Jr. William G. Hyland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson?s greatest love and true kindred spirit. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources, including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes, William Hyland captures the charm, sophistication, grace and a profound sense of history of this little known and elusive figure.... more...

  • Washington on Leadershipby George Washington

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 9.95

    George Washington is most famous for leading America to victory during the American Revolution and for being the first president of the United States. One does not have those successes without being a great leader. In Washington on Leadership , learn firsthand from the father of our country about the skill, tactics, and techniques that go into great... more...

  • The Life of George Washingtonby John Marshall; Wayne Lapierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    America?s first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George Washington . This biography was begun in 1799 following Washington?s death, when chief justice Marshall... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages the genuine articlethe Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • Proud Kentuckianby Frank H. Heck

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    In his brief life John C. Breckinridge embraced the roles of lawyer, politician, statesman, soldier, exile, and businessman. An imposing and tactful man, he was exceptional for evoking both loyal devotion from his followers and generous respect from his opponents during a strife-torn era. Breckinridge's meteoric rise to national prominence began... more...