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Category:  History (Sorted by Author's last name)


Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996) - Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-)    (Grade:A-)

Gulag: A History (2003) - Anne Applebaum (-)    (Grade:A+)

The Peopling of British North America : An Introduction (1986) - Bernard Bailyn (-)    (Grade:B-)

Arming America : The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000) - Michael A. Bellesiles (-)    (Grade:F)

Taking Charge : The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 (1997) - Michael R. Beschloss (11/30/1955-)    (Grade:B+)

Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair (1986) - Michael R. Beschloss (11/30/1955-)    (Grade:A)

Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s (1998) - Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley (-)    (Grade:C)

Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War (1999) - Mark Bowden (1951-)    (Grade:A+)

Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards (2001) - Tyler Bridges (-)    (Grade:B-)

The Greatest Generation (1999) - Tom Brokaw (-)    (Grade:D+)

Almost History : Close Calls, Plan B's, and Twists of Fate in America's Past (2000) - Roger Bruns (-)    (Grade:A)

Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning (2008) - Kathleen Burk (-)    (Grade:A-)

The Third Reich : A New History (2000) - Michael Burleigh (-)    (Grade:A)

Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism (2006) - Eric Burns (1947-)    (Grade:A)

The Whig Interpretation of History (1931) - Herbert Butterfield (10/07/1900-1979)    (Grade:A)

Constantine's Sword :The Church and the Jews: A History (2000) - James Carroll (1943-)    (Grade:F)

Flushed : How the Plumber Saved Civilization (2006) - W. Hodding Carter (1966-)    (Grade:A)

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1998) - Iris Chang (-)    (Grade:A)

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples () - Winston S. Churchill (-)    (Grade:A+)

Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution (2007) - David A. Clary (-)    (Grade:A)

Silent Coup: The Removal of a President (1991) - Len Colodny (-)    (Grade:C+)

Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life (2002) - Carlo D'Este (1936-)    (Grade:A)

The Strange Death of Liberal England (1935) - George Dangerfield (1904-1986)    (Grade:A-)

TulipoMania: The Story Of The World's Most Coveted Flower & The Extraordinary Passions It Aroused (2000) - Mike Dash (-)    (Grade:B)

Europe : A History (1996) - Norman Davies (06/08/1939-)    (Grade:A)

Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theatre on the Bounty (1992) - Greg Dening (-)    (Grade:A-)

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson (1996) - Joseph J. Ellis (-)    (Grade:A-)

Pox Americana : The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (2001) - Elizabeth A. Fenn (1959-)    (Grade:A-)

The Pity of War : Explaining World War I (1998) - Niall Ferguson (-)    (Grade:A+)

Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History) (2004) - David Hackett Fischer (1935-)    (Grade:A+)

The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity (1997) - Richard Fletcher (03/28/1944-02/28/2005)    (Grade:A+)

Who Owns History? : Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002) - Eric Foner (1943-)    (Grade:F)

Civil War () - Shelby Foote (-)    (Grade:A+)

Silent Coup: The Removal of a President (1991) - Robert Gettlin (-)    (Grade:C+)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) - Edward Gibbon (04/27/1737-1794)    (Grade:A+)

Hitler's Willing Executioners : Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (1996) - Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (-)    (Grade:A)

The Punic Wars (2000) - Adrian Goldsworthy (1969-)    (Grade:A)

A Little History of the World (1936) - Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (03/30/1909-11/03/2001)    (Grade:A-)

No Ordinary Time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Home Front in World War II (1994) - Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943-)    (Grade:C+)

The Bridge at No Gun Ri : A Hidden Chapter from the Korean War (2001) - Charles J. Hanley (-)    (Grade:D)

The Soul of Battle : From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (1999) - Victor Davis Hanson (-)    (Grade:A+)

From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776 (Oxford History of the United States) (2008) - George C. Herring (-)    (Grade:B+)

Hiroshima (1946) - John Hersey (1914-1993)    (Grade:B)

Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates () - Harry V. Jaffa (-)    (Grade:A)

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America (1994) - Paul E. Johnson (1942-)    (Grade:C)

Modern Times () - Paul Johnson (-)    (Grade:A+)

Redefining Sovereignty (March 2006) - Orrin Corson Judd (12/02/1961-)    (Grade:A+)

The First World War (1998) - John Keegan (-)    (Grade:B+)

Freedom from Fear : The United States, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States, Vol 9) (1999) - David M. Kennedy (-)    (Grade:A)

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (1987) - Paul Kennedy (1945-)    (Grade:C+)

Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution (1988) - AJ Langguth (-)    (Grade:B)

My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy (2001) - Wen Ho Lee (-)    (Grade:F)

Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy (2002) - Andro Linklater (-)    (Grade:A-)

Victory in Tripoli : How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation (2005) - Joshua E. London (-)    (Grade:A)

Day of Infamy (1957) - Walter Lord (1917-)    (Grade:A)

Five Days in London, May 1940 (1999) - John Lukacs (01/31/1924-)    (Grade:B)

June 1941: Hitler and Stalin (2006) - John Lukacs (01/31/1924-)    (Grade:B-)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (1841) - Charles MacKay (1814-1889)    (Grade:A)

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (1997) - Pauline Maier (-)    (Grade:B+)

One Drop of Blood : The American Misadventure of Race (2000) - Scott L. Malcomson (-)    (Grade:B-)

Strange Victory : Hitler's Conquest of France (2000) - Ernest May (-)    (Grade:B+)

The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972) - David McCullough (1933-)    (Grade:A+)

Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776 (1997) - Walter McDougall (-)    (Grade:A)

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism (2007) - George McKenna (-)    (Grade:A+)

Big Chief Elizabeth : The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America (2000) - Giles Milton (-)    (Grade:A)

Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (2003) - James A. Morone (-)    (Grade:C-)

Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (2006) - Mark Moyar (-)    (Grade:A+)

The City in History (1961) - Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)    (Grade:D)

The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain (1995) - Benzion Netanyahu (-)    (Grade:A+)

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk (2000) - Jennifer Niven (-)    (Grade:A)

The Oregon Trail (1847) - Francis Parkman (1823-1893)    (Grade:A)

Catapult: Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon (1991) - Jim Paul (-)    (Grade:B)

The Russian Revolution () - Richard Pipes (07/11/1923-)    (Grade:A+)

Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) - Gerald Posner (-)    (Grade:B)

The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory (1999) - Robert V. Remini (1921-)    (Grade:B+)

Lenin's Tomb : The Last Days of the Soviet Empire (1993) - David Remnick (1958-)    (Grade:A+)

The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (Bampton Lectures in America) (2008) - Jonathan Riley-Smith (06/27/1938-)    (Grade:A+)

The Scalpel and the Butterfly : The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection (2000) - Deborah Rudacille (-)    (Grade:C+)

How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (1976) - Francis August Schaeffer (01/30/1912-1984)    (Grade:A-)

A History of Britain, Volume II : The Wars of the British 1603-1776 (2001) - Simon Schama (1945-)    (Grade:B+)

Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora (2001) - Ronald Segal (1932-)    (Grade:D)

The Fatal Environment : The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890 (1985) - Richard Slotkin (-)    (Grade:B-)

Toward Rational Exuberance : The Evolution of Modern Stock Market (2001) - B. Mark Smith (-)    (Grade:A)

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (1995) - Dava Sobel (-)    (Grade:A-)

A Better War : The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam (1999) - Lewis Sorley (1934-)    (Grade:A)

What the Anti-Federalists Were For (1981) - Herbert J. Storing (1928-1977)    (Grade:A)

The Battle of Salamis : The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization (2004) - Barry Strauss (-)    (Grade:A+)

Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800 (2006) - Jeff Sypeck (-)    (Grade:A)

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) - Studs Terkel (1912-)    (Grade:C-)

Suez (1966) - Hugh Thomas (1931-)    (Grade:B+)

The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1856) - Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)    (Grade:B+)

The World and the West (1953) - Arnold J. Toynbee (04/14/1889-10/22/1975)    (Grade:A+)

1900 (1982) - Rebecca West (1892-1983)    (Grade:A-)

The Last Battle : The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War (2001) - Ralph Wetterhahn (-)    (Grade:A)

Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s: The Golden Days of Paranoia (2009) - Francis Wheen (01/22/1957-)    (Grade:B-)

One of Us : Richard Nixon and the American Dream (1991) - Tom Wicker (-)    (Grade:D)

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America (1994) - Sean Wilentz (-)    (Grade:C)

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (1992) - Garry Wills (1934-)    (Grade:C)

Five Cities that Ruled the World: How Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York Shaped Global History (2009) - Douglas Wilson (06/18/1953-)    (Grade:C+)

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998) - Simon Winchester (-)    (Grade:B+)

April 1865 : The Month that Saved America (2001) - Jay Winik (1957-)    (Grade:A+)

The Right Stuff (1979) - Tom Wolfe (1931-)    (Grade:A+)

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004) - Gordon S. Wood (1933-)    (Grade:A)

The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1991) - Gordon S. Wood (1933-)    (Grade:A)

Daughter of China : A True Story of Love and Betrayal (1999) - Meihong Xu (1963-)    (Grade:B)

Confrontation at Lepanto: Christendom vs. Islam (2006) - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (09/15/1942-)    (Grade:A)

Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint (2007) - Bill Yenne (-)    (Grade:B)

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd (2002) - Richard Zacks (1955-)    (Grade:A-)