American History

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  1. Book ImageBeyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words

    Larry Smith, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Eddie Adams

    This first oral history of living Medal of Honor winners evokes Flags of Our Fathers with stirring accounts of patriotic valor.More

  2. Book ImageStar-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (For a Change)

    Judith Martin

    "Wonderfully wicked....A bracingly sensible guide to living peaceably together."—Francine Prose, ElleMore

  3. Book ImageUlysses S. Grant: An Album

    William S. McFeely

    A pictorial biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian that presents Ulysses S. Grant in new and fascinating ways.More

  4. Book ImageAmerican Slavery, American Freedom

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageMilitant Islam Reaches America

    Daniel Pipes

    One of the most far-reaching examinations of militant Islam written to date.More

  6. Book ImageKennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes

    Jonathan Rosenberg, Zachary Karabell

    Peer inside the White House as Presidents Kennedy and Johnson grapple with racial injustice in America.More

  7. Book ImageSleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years

    Haynes Johnson

    "Elegant prose, devastating insight and a keen historical perspective."—Cleveland Plain DealerMore

  8. Book ImageThe Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau

    Edward Regis

    The explosive rise and shining future of Santa Fe's informatics industry, where scientists are converting abstract theory into real profit.More

  9. Book ImageThose Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

    David Freeman Hawke, Meriwether Lewis

    Reissued for the 200th anniversary: "High and heroic adventure.... An exhilarating story of bravery, self-discipline, and firm resolve, and Mr. Hawke tells it uncommonly well."—The New YorkerMore

  10. Book ImageThe Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

    Tom D. Crouch

    The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.More

  11. Book ImageAmerican Rock: Region, Rock, and Culture in American Climbing

    Don Mellor

    The book Lynn Hill called "the first and only book to look at American climbing as a whole."More

  12. Book ImageThe Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863

    Duane Schultz

    "Duane Schultz has crafted what is likely to be termed the best Civil War book of the year."—Civil War Times IllustratedMore

  13. Book ImageGrant

    William S. McFeely

    "Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.More

  14. Book ImageCoastal Maine: A Maritime History

    Roger F. Duncan, Earle G. Barlow, Kathy Bray, Et Al.

    A fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of four hundred years of maritime history along the Maine coast.More

  15. Book ImageThe Battered Stars: One State's Civil War Ordeal During Grant's Overland Campaign

    Howard Coffin

    From the home front in Vermont to the battlefields of Virginia.More

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