U.s. History - Constitutional
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
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.
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.'
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.
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.