. His complex character and career are neither glorified nor vilified here; rather, Flexner sets up a brilliant counterpoint between Washington's public and private lives and gives us a challenging look at the man who has become as much a national symbol as the American flag. After more than two decades, this dramatic and concise single-volume distillation of James Thomas Flexner's definitive four-volume biography "George Washington, " which received a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for the fourth volume, has itself become an American classic.
John AdamsSimon & Schuster #ad - Above all, john adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. The pulitzer prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.
In this powerful, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, david mccullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, epic biography, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.
John Adams #ad - Simon Schuster. This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, ambition, and betrayal, religious faith, but also about human nature, love, virtue, friendship, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.
His Excellency: George WashingtonVintage #ad - His excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet.
Simon Schuster. National bestsellerTo this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose “statue-like solidity” concealed volcanic energies and emotions.
His Excellency: George Washington #ad - Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. Vintage.
Fiction as Fact: "The Horse Soldiers" and Popular MemoryThe Kent State University Press #ad - Grant hoped would distract Confederate forces while the Union Army made its move toward Vicksburg. Fiction as fact: “the horse soldiers” and popular memory is a thorough examination of this famous military action through three genres―Dee Brown’s 1954 historical account, Grierson’s Raid; Harold Sinclair’s 1956 novel The Horse Soldiers; and John Ford’s 1959 film of the same name.
Colonel benjamin henry Grierson led a cavalry expedition that General Ulysses S. Neil longley york demonstrates how historical “truths” are often omitted, fragmented, and altered before being assimilated into popular culture and how the events of our past are often molded to fit the constraints of the present.
Fiction as Fact: "The Horse Soldiers" and Popular Memory #ad - Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. In the spring of 1863, setting out from lagrange, destroying rail lines and rolling stock, Tennessee, torching supply depots, Grierson took a column of Yankee troopers south the length of Mississippi, and disrupting Confederate communications.
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas JeffersonVintage Books #ad - We understand why we should neither beatify him nor consign him to the rubbish heap of history, though we are by no means required to stop loving him. Ellis, just about to begin an autopsy, the experience of writing about Jefferson was "as if a pathologist, has discovered that the body on the operating table was still breathing.
In american sphinx, treading a path between vilification and hero worship in order to formulate a plausible portrait of the man who still today "hovers over the political scene like one of those dirigibles cruising above a crowded football stadium, Ellis sifts the facts shrewdly from the legends and the rumors, flashing words of inspiration to both teams.
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson #ad - For, at the grass roots, pro- or anti-slavery, Jefferson is no longer liberal or conservative, agrarian or industrialist, privileged or populist. He is all things to all people. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of guests and tourists who made of his estate at Monticello a virtual hotel, most from strangers, as well as by more than one thousand letters per year, which he insisted on answering personally.
Used book in Good Condition. In his twilight years jefferson was already taking on the luster of a national icon, thanks to virulent revisionists and television documentaries, which was polished off by his auspicious death on July 4, 1826; and in the subsequent seventeen decades of his celebrity--now verging, on notoriety--has been inflated beyond recognition of the original person.
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Colonies to Nation, 1763-1789: A Documentary History of the American Revolution Vol. 2W. W. Norton & Company #ad - From a warning to the king: thomas jefferson, “A Summary View of the Rights of British-America” August, 1774 Simon Schuster. The growing conviction in london that measures had to be undertaken at the end of the French and Indian war to shore up British authority in the colonies was revealed by the stream of proposals for imperial reform that poured from the pens of Crown officials and other interested observers during the early 1760s.
In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it―for the protection of our property, we have taken up arms. Vintage.
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of PowerRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today. Doris kearns Goodwin Simon Schuster. Louis post-dispatch • bloomberg businessweekin this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times.
By the end of the book. Jon meacham lets us see jefferson’s world as Jefferson himself saw it, economic uncertainty, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, and external threat. Wood “a big, absorbing exploration of not just Jefferson and his role in history but also Jefferson the man, grand, humanized as never before.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power #ad - Entertainment weekly“Meacham captures who Jefferson was, not just as a statesman but as a man. Thomas jefferson: the art of power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Thomas jefferson hated confrontation, to learn from his mistakes, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, and to prevail.
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Washington: A LifePenguin Books #ad - Penguin Books. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels. Hendrik hertzberg, the new yorkerlin-manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, not least, as epic, and, as entertainment.
Used book in Good Condition. In addition to alexander hamilton, thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, James Madison, the production also features George Washington, and many more. Ron chernow's latest biography, Grant, is now available in paperback. Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. Wood, the new york review of Books“A truly gripping biography of George Washington.
Washington: A Life #ad - . A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical. Celebrated biographer ron chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States.
With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.
The American RevolutionRoutledge #ad - Simon Schuster. This text presents a global look at the emerging nation’s quest to balance liberty and authority before, and after the conflict with Great Britain, during, from the fall of Montreal through the Nootka Sound controversy. Taking an international perspective which closely examines the diplomatic and military elements of this period, with important battle scenes highlighted Suggestions for further reading, allowing for more specialized research Comprehensive international context, providing background to Great Britain’s relations with other European powers Brief in length but broad in scope, this volume includes: Detailed maps of the Colonies, York’s text provides the ideal introductory volume to the Revolutionary War as well as the creation of American democracy.
Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. Through reviewing the causes and consequences of the Revolutionary era, York uncovers the period’s paradoxes in an accessible, introductory text. Vintage. In the american revolution, 1760 to 1790: new nation as New Empire, Neil York details the important and complex events that transpired during the creation of the enduring American Republic.
The War Of American Independence Northeastern Classics EditionNortheastern University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Random House Trade. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Military attitudes, policies, and Practice 1763-1789 Simon Schuster. Penguin Books.
The Boston Tea Party Northeastern Classics EditionNortheastern University Press #ad - . Have never been brought into such clear focus as through the lens of this remarkable study. Julian P. A brilliant and scholarly demonstration of the way a single act of violence can affect the course of history. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The reasons for the resort to war. Vintage. Boyd, editor, the papers of thomas Jefferson"One of the most important books ever written about the origins of the American Revolution.
Journal of American History Simon Schuster. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade.