David S. Heidler
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David S. Heidler has published extensively on the early American republic, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War. In collaboration with his wife Jeanne, his 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. He and Jeanne are the authors of Old Hickory’s War:Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire, The War of 1812, Manifest Destiny, Daily Life in the Early American Republic: Creating a New Nation, 1790-1820, The 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, David is the general editor of various series that examine U.S. civil-military relations, American soldiers’ lives, and life on the home front. His most recent work is Henry Clay: The Essential American published by Random House in 2010.