American History

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  1. 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

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

    Haynes Johnson

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageDear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

    Bernard Edelman

    "An overwhelmingly eloquent book of the purest and most simple writing on Vietnam."—David HalberstamMore

  12. Book ImageLove on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White

    Heidi Ardizzone, Earl Lewis

    "Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—EssenceMore

  13. Book ImageRedcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

    Christopher Hibbert

    "Outstanding....Hibbert has an eye for character and a gift for bringing to life the impact of small-minded incompetents on the wide sweep of history."— Associated PressMore

  14. Book ImageAfter the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

    Joseph J. Ellis

    Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations.

  15. Book ImageThe Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Ernest May, Philip D. Zelikow

    Concise Edition

    The closest most of us will ever come to being inside the Oval Office at a moment of crisis.More

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