From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands
comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of
political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John
Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding
Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.
From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling
author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made
safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr.
Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for change
By the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous.
“Another blockbuster. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli
Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller.
You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this
story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the
American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever
elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a
wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired
reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he
engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political
Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New
York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron
Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander
Hamilton in a duel.
But as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of
one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr
was also a man before his time—a proponent of equality
between the sexes well over a century before women were able to
vote in the US.
On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of
Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown
recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book
on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's
famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the
Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours.
Winner of the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Association Book
A captivating account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong
passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s
wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a
founding father of today’s museum naturalism.
From the author of Mind and Matter, an intimate portrait
of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who
witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her
Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the
eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised
in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of
the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been
dedicated to public service from the earliest age.
In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, an American
buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to
twenty-three. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a gilded age that
viewed the West as nothing more than a treasure chest of resources
to be dug up or shot down.