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    • The Lost Founding Father

    • John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
    • By: William J. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery.

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    Regular price: $34.99

    • In the Cause of Liberty

    • How the Civil War Redefined American Ideals
    • By: William J. Cooper (editor), John M. McCardell (editor), James M. McPherson, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Bodrero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this remarkable collection, ten premier scholars of nineteenth-century America address the epochal impact of the Civil War by examining the conflict in terms of three Americas - antebellum, wartime, and postbellum nations. Moreover, they recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans - white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • We Have the War upon Us

    • The Onset of the Civil War: November 1860 - April 1861
    • By: William J. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Noted historian William J. Cooper has forged a reputation as one of today' s foremost Civil War experts. In We Have the War upon Us, Cooper takes a fresh look at the months between Lincoln's election and the attack on Fort Sumter that sparked the war. For years, compromise had kept the North and South from conflict but in these crucial months, the actions of major players on both sides pushed the country to the brink of destruction.

    Regular price: $27.99