American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Politics of Heaven: America in Fearful Times

    Earl Shorris

    An unsettling account of the events, ideas, and minds behind the nameless political movement that governs America today.More

  2. Book ImageA Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York

    Timothy J. Gilfoyle

    "A remarkable tale."—Chicago TribuneMore

  3. Book ImageOgallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains

    William Ashworth

    A story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains.More

  4. Book ImageRoger Williams: The Church and the State

    Edmund S. Morgan

    An illuminating portrait of the nation's earliest—and most passionate—advocate for the total separation of church and state.More

  5. Book ImageDouble Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin

    Alison Frankel

    "A thrilling page-turner....This is a great read."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  6. Book ImageThe Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

    Larry Smith

    The New York Times bestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines.More

  7. Book ImageReclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    Vincent Bugliosi

    For fifty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history.More

  8. Book ImagePresidential Power: Unchecked & Unbalanced

    Matthew Crenson, Benjamin Ginsberg

    A new history and evaluation of the "imperial presidency."More

  9. Book ImageWar and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present

    Geoffrey R. Stone

    An essential work on the challenges of preserving civil liberties in wartime by a preeminent scholar of constitutional law.More

  10. Book ImageKilling Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

    James Welch, Paul Stekler

    The classic account of Custer's Last Stand that shattered the myth of the Little Bighorn and rewrote history books.More

  11. Book ImageThe Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

    Frederick Downs, Jr.

    “The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army TimesMore

  12. Book ImageTwo Communities in the Civil War

    Edward L. Ayers, Andrew Torget

    This selection of documents offers an insightful look at one Northern and one Southern community only 200 miles apart in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.More

  13. Book ImageThe Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

    Roger L. Ransom

    "Provocative and compelling…[a] wild ride through Civil War history."—Library JournalMore

  14. Book ImageEllis Island: Ghosts of Freedom

    Stephen Wilkes, Bill Bradley

    "Wilkes's photographs of the 'dark side' of Ellis Island are extraordinary...this book will be a major event." --David McCulloughMore

  15. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

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