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Washington, DC: American Military Institute, 1972. quarto, 33, wraps, illus., map, references, damp stains and wrinkling to lower portion of covers and text (no pages stuck) Contains an article by Richard N. Ellis on "Volunteer Soldiers in the West, 1865." Also contains articles by Brereton Greenhous on "A Note on Western Logistics in the War of 1812," by K. Jack Bauer on "The U.S. Navy and Texas Independence," and by Thomas L. Connelly on "Vicksburg: Strategic Point or Propaganda Device?"
New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1970. Presumed First Edition [Stated], First Printing thus. Hardcover. , 602,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Pages 181-190 has minor edge roughness. John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. Adams shaped U.S. foreign policy using his ardently nationalist commitment. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in negotiating key treaties, most notably the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. As Secretary of State, he negotiated with Britain over the United States' northern border with Canada, negotiated with Spain the annexation of Florida, and drafted the Monroe Doctrine. Historians generally concur that he was one of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history. As president he sought to modernize the American economy and promote education. Adams enacted a part of his agenda and paid off much of the national debt. He has been portrayed as an exemplar leader during an era of modernization, when new modes of communication spread messages of social reform, and improved transportation moved goods, money, and people more rapidly. After leaving office, he was elected as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1830, serving for the last 17 years of his life with greater acclaim than he had achieved as president.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. Revised Edition, eighteenth impression [stated]. Hardcover. 560,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Diagrams. Index. Some institutional stamps. Label of previous owner inside front cover. Some cover wear and page soiling. Over time, Carroll S. Alden was Head of English, History and Government Departments at the Naval Academy. A survey of the history of the United States Navy, especially that of the last quarter of a century, will show that the study has its value, not only for thrilling-stories of heroism and devotion, but for an understanding of the forces shaping national progress. Thus, though it is peculiarly adapted to naval officers, it should have, in time, a real meaning for all students of American foreign relations. This book, in its original form, was written seventeen years ago to meet the needs of the Naval Academy. And now, to meet similar needs, it is continued to the present year.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 493,  pages. Illustrated endpaper. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Catherine Allgor (born 26 November 1958) is an American historian and bestselling author. She specializes in biographies of American First Ladies. Allgor is a professor of history at UC Riverside. She has also taught at Claremont McKenna College, Harvard University, and Simmons College. She has served as President of Massachusetts Historical Society. Allgor has also served as the Nadine and Robert Skotheim Director of Education at the Huntington Library. She is a leading historian and has created and taught numerous courses in women’s history, American history, history of race, slavery, and political history at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is known for her scholarly work on Dolley Madison and Louisa Catherine Adams, among others. Her political biography, A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.
n.p. Assoc. of State Presidents, 1954. 35, boards somewhat worn and soiled, one mimeographed page related to changes in the Association's constitution The Association of State Presidents, Past and Present, and Charter Members of National Society of United States Daughters of 1812 was organized in April 1922, with Mrs. Henry James Carr as its founder and first president. The object of the Association is to bind together in closer interest the various state societies; to give special opportunity for discussion of best methods for increase of membership; promotion of our National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the patriotism for which it stands.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1981. First American Edition. Hardcover. 492 pages. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Some wear to DJ edges. Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton, (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist. An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada's most prolific and popular authors. He wrote on Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, and historical works. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Berton's 50 books became popular because of his light and fast-paced style. Historian C.P. Stacey in 1980, said Berton demonstrated his skill as an anecdotalist, or storyteller, who emphasized the human dimension. At the age of 31 he was named managing editor of Macleans. In 1957, he became a key member of the CBC's public affairs flagship program, Close-Up, and a permanent panelist on the popular television show Front Page Challenge. Berton joined the Toronto Star as associate editor of the Star Weekly and columnist for the daily paper in 1958, leaving in 1962 to commence The Pierre Berton Show, which ran until 1973. On this show in 1971 Berton interviewed Bruce Lee in what was to be the famous martial artist's only surviving television interview. Berton served as the Chancellor of Yukon College.