Lv 6
Terra asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

have any of you read any of these history books. if so, could you tell me a little bit about the book you read

• The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. Richard Hofstadter. ISBN 0679723153

• Lies My Teacher Told Me. James W. Loewen. ISBN 0684818868

• The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. Barbara Tuchman. ISBN 0345308239

• Profiles In Courage. John F. Kennedy. ISBN 0060806982

The 18th Century

• America at 1750. Richard Hofstadter. ISBN 0394717953

• The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. H. W. Brands. ISBN 0385495404

• A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution. Carol Berkin.ISBN 0151009481

• John Adams. David McCullough. ISBN 0743223136

• John Marshall: Definer of a Nation. Jean Edward Smith. ISBN 080505510X

• Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. A. J. Langguth. ISBN 0671675621

• The Radicalism of the American Revolution. Gordon Wood. ISBN 0679736883

• Angel In The Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution. Benson Bobrick. ISBN 0140275002

• The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. Robert Middlekauff. ISBN 0195035755

• American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. Joseph Ellis. ISBN 0679764410

• His Excellency: George Washington. Joseph Ellis. ISBN 1400040310

• 1776. David McCullough. ISBN 0743126712

• Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. Joseph Ellis. ISBN 0375405445

• The Constitution: A Documentary and Narrative History. Page Smith. ISBN 0688083498

• The Federalist Papers. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, & John Jay. (Also available online) ISBN 0451647711

• The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Debates. Edited by Clinton Rossiter. ISBN 0451615240

The 19th Century

• Undaunted Courage: Merriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. Stephen Ambrose. ISBN 1684826976

• Democracy in America. Alexis de Tocqueville, 2 volumes. (Also available online). ISBN 394701100 & 394701119

• The Age of Jackson. Arthur Schlesinger. ISBN 0316773433

• The Americans: The National Experience. Daniel Boorstin. ISBN 0394703588

• The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. David M Potter. ISBN 0061319295

• The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream. H. W. Brands. ISBN 0385502168

• With Malice Toward None. Stephen B. Oates. ISBN 0060924713

• Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. James McPherson. ISBN 0345359429

• This Hallowed Ground. Bruce Catton. ISBN 0671828738275

• Landscape Turned Red. Stephen Sears. ISBN 089919172X

• Chancellorsville. Stephen Sears. ISBN 039587744X

• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass. ISBN 0385007051

• Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant. ISBN 0306801728

• Custer's Luck. Edgar I. Stewart. ISBN 0806116323

• Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. Dee Brown. ISBN 055310277X.

• The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Edmund Morris. ISBN 0698107837

• Theodore Rex. Edmund Morris. ISBM 0812966007

• TR: The Last Romantic. H. W. Brands. ISBN: 0465069592

• Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady. Sylvia Jukes Morris. ISBN 0698109945

• The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s. H. W. Brands. ISBN 0226071162

The 20th Century

• Standing at Armageddon : The United States 1877-1919. Nell Irvin Painter. ISBN 0393305880

• The Jungle. Upton Sinclair. (The only novel on the list) ISBN 0252014804.

• Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Ron Chernow. ISBN 0679757031

• Over Here: The First World War and American Society. David M. Kennedy. ISBN 0195032098

• Freedom From Fear: The United States, 1929-1943. David M. Kennedy. ISBN 0195038347

• Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany. Stephen Ambrose. ISBN 0684815257

• D-Day June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II. Stephen E. Ambrose. ISBN 068480137X

• Americans at War. Stephen E. Ambrose. ISBN 0425165108

• The Longest Day: June 6, 1944. Cornelius Ryan. ISBN 0671890913

• Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974. James T. Patterson. ISBN 0195117972

• The Greatest Generation. Tom Brokaw. ISBN 0375502025

• The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Alex Haley. ISBN 0345376714

• Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63. Taylor Branch. ISBN 0671687425

• All The President's Men. Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward. ISBN 0671894412


lol this is for ******* ap us history.. dumb ***

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Lies My Teacher Told Me. James W. Loewen.

    Kind of an interesting book but not totally accurate Sometimes he has to stretch the truth to make something a big enough lie to be interesting.

    John Adams. David McCullough

    Great story telling about the life of Jon Adams. Does a nice job showing his human side.

    Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. A. J. Langguth.

    Good synopsis of the American Revolution from the perspective of the individuals who were the most well known participants.

    The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. Robert Middlekauff

    Comprehensive historical survey from the origins after the French and Indian War through end.

    His Excellency: George Washington. Joseph Ellis.

    Great Biography! Show a side of Washington that is only now becoming more well known with the wide dissemination of his personal papers

    1776. David McCullough.

    Great read on the pivotal first years of the Revolution.

    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. Joseph Ellis.

    Very good survey of the lives of the men who put their lives and fortunes on the line to create a new nation

    The Federalist Papers. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, & John Jay.

    These are a must read for someone who is trying to understand the basis in thought and law of the United States Constitution. The political theory as well as the philosophy of the Constitution is explained in great detail

    Undaunted Courage: Merriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. Stephen Ambrose.

    Very good narrative of the Corp of Discovery that Thomas Jefferson sent as an economic interest but even more importantly, to him, a scientific quest for knowledge

    Source(s): Just me!
    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    That is a lot of books. I have read a few of them. The March of Folly by Tuchman is a great book. Ambrose's books tended to be very readable. He was a great storyteller. Titan, by Chernow, is a good biography of J.D. Rockefeller. Sadly, there isn't enough time to read all of these great books.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 4 years ago

    don't pay attention to him you have a better understanding of things and a clear not close minded mind. You are the future not him no one can judge you in the end its you who will impact the world with your understanding not his stupidity.Let it bother him you are not him and he is not you, feel entitled and proud of what you believe.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    History is only the recurrence of wars, crime and lies, written by the victors...

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Why is there nothing standing out on your list to do with other countries. America this, America that. Poleeze!!!!! There are other histories in this world you know. Are you indeed going a bit far in zeroing in on your own Country. Like do you know where Austria is. Do you know where Australia is????

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.