20 American History Books to Educate and Inspire Readers of All Ages

Rediscover what America has meant from 1776 to the modern day.

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Revolutionary Era History Books

Buy Washington at Amazon


By James Thomas Flexner

Buy The Freedoms We Lost at Amazon

The Freedoms We Lost

By Barbara Clark Smith

Early American History Books

Buy The Dawn's Early Light at Amazon

The Dawn's Early Light

By Walter Lord


Seizing Destiny

By Richard Kluger

Civil War and Slavery Books

Buy A Slave No More at Amazon

A Slave No More

By David W. Blight

Buy Mr. Lincoln's Army at Amazon

Mr. Lincoln's Army

By Bruce Catton

Reconstruction History Books

Buy Liberty and Union at Amazon

Liberty and Union

By David Herbert Donald

Gilded Era History Books

Buy Love, Fiercely at Amazon

Love, Fiercely

By Jean Zimmerman

Buy Twenty Years at Hull House at Amazon

Twenty Years at Hull House

By Jane Addams

Great Depression Books

Buy Since Yesterday at Amazon

Since Yesterday

By Frederick Lewis Allen

America in the World Wars

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The Deluge

By Adam Tooze

Buy Looking After Minidoka at Amazon

Looking After Minidoka

By Neil Nakadate

Civil Rights Era History Books


Parting the Waters: America in the King Years

By Taylor Branch

Buy Answering the Call at Amazon

Answering the Call

By Nathaniel R. Jones

Modern American History Books

Buy Upstairs at the White House at Amazon

Upstairs at the White House

By J. B. West

Buy Slouching Towards Bethlehem at Amazon

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

By Joan Didion

General American History Books

Buy Dead Distillers at Amazon

Dead Distillers

By Colin Spoelman and David Haskell

Buy The Cycles of American History at Amazon

The Cycles of American History

By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.