U.s. History - Constitutional
Jefferson's Secrets: Death And Desire At Monticello
Jefferson's Secrets
Death And Desire At Monticello
Paperback      ISBN: 0465008135
Beginning with Jefferson's last days, Burstein shows how Jefferson confronted his own mortality. The result is a profound and nuanced portrait of the most complex of the Founding Fathers.
John Adams
John Adams
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684813637
Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.
Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
Plain, Honest Men
The Making of the American Constitution
Paperback      ISBN: 0812976843
Takes readers behind the scenes, beyond the debates and into the streets, taverns and mansions of Philadelphia to show how the constitution was forged through conflict, compromise and eventually fragile consensus as James Madison and his cohorts devised a plan to radically alter the balance of governmental power. Reprint.
Sage of Monticello
Sage of Monticello
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316544639
The concluding volume of this six part biography focuses on Jefferson's accomplishments after his retirement from the presidency
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684811073
A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0684826976
A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea
The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence
The Adams-Jefferson Letters
The Complete Correspondence
Paperback      ISBN: 0807842303
An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, they initiated correspondence in 1777, negotiated jointly as ministers in Europe in the 1780s, and served the early Republic?each, ultimately, in its highest office. At Jefferson's defeat of Adams for the presidency in 1800, they became estranged, and the correspondence lapses from 1801 to 1812, then is renewed until the death of both in 1826, fifty years to the day after the Declaration of Independence. Lester J. Cappon's edition, first published in 1959 in two volumes, provides the complete correspondence between these two men and includes the correspondence between Abigail Adams and Jefferson. Many of these letters have been published in no other modern edition, nor does any other edition devote itself exclusively to the exchange between Jefferson and the Adamses. Introduction, headnotes, and footnotes inform the reader without interrupting the speakers. This reissue of The Adams-Jefferson Letters in a one-volume unabridged edition brings to a broader audience one of the monuments of American scholarship and, to quote C. Vann Woodward, 'a major treasure of national literature.'
The Age of Jackson: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History
The Age of Jackson
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History
Paperback      ISBN: 0316773433
Presents ideologies, controversies, and personalities of the early 1800's instructive to the American as democracy of today
Alexander Hamilton: A Life
Alexander Hamilton
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0060954663
An illuminating account of one of the most ingenious and complex founders of our nation traces his life, from his birth on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1755 to his untimely demise in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, in 1804, highlighting his many significant contributions that have had a profound impact on our world today. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594200092
The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan. 400,000 first printing.