Jeanne T. Heidler

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Jeanne T. Heidler has published extensively on the early American republic, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War.  In collaboration with her husband David, her work includes Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 and the award-winning Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Social, Political, and Military History, which received the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award.  Jeanne is the co-author of Old Hickory’s War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for EmpireThe War of 1812Manifest DestinyDaily Life in the Early American Republic: Creating a New Nation, 1790-1820The Mexican War, and a study of Indian Removal for W. W. Norton. In addition to generating new insights into American history through their own published works, Jeanne is the general editor of various series that examine U.S. civil-military relations, American soldiers’ lives, and life on the home front. Her most recent work is Henry Clay: The Essential American published by Random House in 2010.  Jeanne is Professor of History at the United States Air Force Academy where she is the senior civilian member of her department.

2 entries by Jeanne T. Heidler

Book Review

By Kari J. Winter

The American Dreams of John B. Prentis, Slave Trader

This absorbing work looks at one man’s betrayal of his innate sense of justice in pursuit of wealth.

Book Review

Howard Blum

The Floor of Heaven: A True Saga of the Old West and the Yukon Gold Rush

An epic look at frontier Alaska, through the lives of three of its colorful characters.