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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: The Macmillan Company, 1967. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. DJ is price clipped. DJ has some wear and soiling. Includes Introduction by Admiral E. M. Eller, Director of Naval History. Editor's Note, Journal of the First Cruise, and Journal of the Second Cruise. Also includes 9 illustrations (including two maps). The Journals of Two Cruises Aboard the Privateer Yankee are an exciting historical find. Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself "A Wanderer," they record the heady adventures of the American privateer Yankee on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time. The author was listed on the Yankee manifest as Noah Jones but in all probability his real name was Noah Johnson, according to descendants. These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voyages that epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is nowhere better illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts. The private fleet of James De Wolf, which sailed under the flag of the American government in 1812, was most likely a key factor in the naval campaign of the war. De Wolf's ship, the Yankee, was possibly the most financially successful ship of the war. Privateers proved to be successful than their US Navy counterparts, claiming three-quarters of the 1600 British merchant ships taken during the war (although a third of these were recaptured prior to making landfall).
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930. Presumed First printing thus. Hardcover. 2 volumes. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7.5 inches. Pagination for the First volume is , 428, , 458 pages and for the Second volume , 417, , 385, . 369. and  pages. Footnotes. Maps (some with color). List of Maps and Plans. General Index. DJs have some wear, tears, soiling and chips. This is part of Adams' History of the United States. Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918) was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, descended from two U.S. Presidents. As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Abraham Lincoln's ambassador to the United Kingdom. The posting influenced the younger man through the experience of wartime diplomacy, and absorption in English culture, especially the works of John Stuart Mill. After the American Civil War, he became a political journalist who entertained America's foremost intellectuals at his homes in Washington and Boston. During his lifetime, he was best known for his History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, a nine-volume work, praised for its literary style. His posthumously published memoir, The Education of Henry Adams, won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to be named by the Modern Library as the best English-language nonfiction book of the 20th century.
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.
Akron Ohio: J. K. Richardson & Sons, 1910. Centennial Edition. Hardcover. , ix, , 436 pages. Inscription on the free end paper states in handsome script Rosa Lee 1934 Alex (not the author). Some cover wear and corners bumped and rubbed. Includes Preface, Table of Contents, and X1V Chapters. Also includes Frontispiece (Battle of Lake Erie), as well as a black and white illustration of the Duel between Perry and Heath on page 385. Chapters include Introduction; Oliver enters as a Midshipman on board the General Greene; Prosecution of Tripolitan War under Preble; Perry resumes his Studies in Newport; State of our relations with Belligerents; Perry Ordered to the Lakes; Rise of Naval Armaments on Erie; Intelligence of the Enemy's Intention to Sail; National Consequences of the Victory; Perry returns to Detroit; Perry's Homeward Journey; Algerine Hostilities; Perry employed on Surveys; and Comfortable situation of Perry--Ordered to South America; Attacked with Yellow Fever--Dies--Is buried in Port Spain. The biography was written in 1840. The author had direct access to original sources of information.
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.
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 410,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ink marks noted. Some edge soiling. Some sticker residue. This is one of the Modern War Studies series. Rich Barbuto is emeritus professor of history and has served as the deputy director of the Department of Military History at the US Army Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas since 2004. A 1971 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served for twenty-three years as an armor officer with tours of duty in Germany, Korea, and Canada. Barbuto received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Barbuto specializes in the U.S. Army in the early republic and the War of 1812. He authored Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada, and Long Range Guns, Close Quarter Combat. He authored two commemorative pamphlets on the War of 1812 along the Canadian border for the US Army Center of Military History.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xix, , 588 pages. Ex-library with some of the usual library markings. Boards weakened and restrengthened with glue. Part of DJ pasted on an end page. Maps (one folding). Footnotes. Index. Includes Preface, as well as chapters on Son of the American Revolution; The French Revolution and Jay's Treaty with Great Britain; At the Hague Listening-Post; London Interlude; The Mission to Prussia; The Young Senator and the Louisiana Purchase; Politics Stops at the Water's Edge; At the Court of the Czar; The War of 1812; The Peace of Ghent; Minister to Great Britain; The Department of State; The Foreign Service Abroad and the Diplomatic Corps at Washington; Issues with England: The Treaty of 1818; The Florida Question; The Transcontinental Treaty with Span; The Independence of Latin America; John Quincy Adams and the Background of the Monroe Doctrine; President Monroe's Message of December 2, 1823; The Slave Trade and Slavery; The Freedom of the Seas and the Abolition of Private Warfare on the Ocean; Equality of Commercial Opportunity; The Northeast Boundary Question; The North West Coast; The Oregon Question; President Adams, Henry Clay, and Latin America; The Foundations of American Foreign Policy. Also contains 4 appendixes (John Quincy Adams's Accounts of His Break with the Federalists; Text of John Quincy Adams's Supplementary Instructions to Richard Rush, December 8, 1823; John Quincy Adam's Project of a Convention for Regulating the Principles of Commercial and Maritime Neutrality; Lord Ashburton, Daniel Webster, and Jared Sparks, 1842.