After teaching history for many years, David and Jeanne have retired from the classroom, Jeanne most recently as Professor Emerita of History at the United States Air Force Academy. Meanwhile, their collaboration on research, writing, and editing has resulted in numerous books and articles about the early American Republic, Jacksonian America, and the Civil War. Their work includes the critically acclaimed Henry Clay: The Essential American and the award-winning Washington’s Circle: The Creation of the President.

In their most recent book The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics, they tell the story of Jackson’s quest for the presidency.

The Heidlers are represented by Geri Thoma of Writers House Literary Agency.