Tag Archives: American History

Hue 1968

From “a master of narrative journalism” (New York Times Book Review), a riveting history of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.

Washington’s Immortals

From a bestselling military historian, the story of the Revolutionary War told through a band of brothers whose actions at key battles from Brooklyn…

Wagons West

“Fascinating. . . . McLynn, an Englishman, is new to the West, but he turns this seeming liability into a strength. . . . McLynn does a fine job, too, of capturing the bad temper and irritability of a large group of weary, dirty, sick travelers stuck with one another…


“[An] outstanding history. . . . [Von Drehle] has written what is sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . ….

The Three Roosevelts

…reshaped the last century and whose values are resilient even at the beginning of the next one. They have explored what each of these personalities–for they were more, and less, than ordinary people–thought and, more importantly, what they thought when they did what they did.” –David M. Shribman, Boston Globe…

A Son of Thunder

“A fine job of placing Henry’s idea of republican rectitude in context without ignoring the many ironies of his life as a mediator between the yeomanry and the elite. Best of all, Mr. Mayer helps us understand the significance of Henry’s enduring image.” –The New York Times Book Review…

Shrouds of Glory

“Groom peoples his history with vivid characters. Shrouds of Glory effectively evokes the overwhelming momentousness of war.” –Christopher Lehmann–Haupt, The New York Times

The Poker Bride

“The Poker Bride is a gorgeously written and brilliantly researched saga of America during the mad flush of its biggest Gold Rush. Christopher Corbett’s…

Playing Through the Whistle

From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, a moving epic of football and industrial America, telling the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, its now-shuttered steel mill,…