An eclectic list of author favorites.
By the People: A History of Americans as Volunteers by Susan Ellis and Katherine Campbell (publishing detail)
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (publishing detail)
The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky, and Ron Dermer (publishing detail)
Does American Democracy Still Work? by Alan Wolfe (publishing detail)
A balanced and reasoned consideration of this question, chosen from among the many contemporary books on a similar theme.
Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent by Henry Steele Commager (publishing detail)
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman and Rose D. Friedman (publishing detail)
Free to Choose by Milton Friedman and Rose D. Friedman (publishing detail)
The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money by John Keynes (publishing detail)
Discusses the theoretical foundation for the policy of deficit financing during a depression, and critically examines several formulations of classical economics.
The Autobiography of William Allen White by William Allen White (publishing detail)
Born and raised in El Dorado, Kansas, White was a renowned small-town journalist with national reach, known in his heyday as the â€œThe Voice of Middle America.â€
Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 by H. Craig Miner (publishing detail)
The Bondswoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts and edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (publishing detail)
A personal history of a black woman during the period of the U.S. Civil War, based on a collection of her papers.
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach (publishing detail)
Piecing Together Our Separate Lives by Kenneth M. and Mary Ellen McCaffree (publishing detail)
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1776 by David McCullough (publishing detail)
The American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood (publishing detail)
The Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay (publishing detail)
Originally published anonymously under pseudonyms, written to the American public to argue the case for a federal government during the controversial state-by-state ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Read especially papers I-X, XV, XXXI, XLVII, LI, LXVIII, LXX, LXIX and LXXL.
John Adams by David McCullough (publishing detail)
A biography of the second president of the United States – a book about politics, war and social issues, and the private and personal life of one of America’s most important and fascinating citizens during the early years of our nation.
Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman (publishing detail)
Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen (publishing detail)
Describes and analyzes the give and take and compromises among diverse colonial leaders in the summer of 1787 ending in the â€œmiracleâ€ that is the U.S. Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (publishing detail)
The American Revolution: A History by Wood, Gordon S. Wood
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik (publishing detail)
Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made by Jim Newton (publishing detail)
A biography detailing the life and influences of Chief Justice Earl Warren on contemporary life in the U.S. during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (publishing detail)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (publishing detail)
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (publishing detail)
Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton (publishing detail)
Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family by Catherine Drinker Bowen (publishing detail)
The Book of Job, translation and introduction by Stephen Mitchell (publishing detail)
Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo by Plato, and edited by Benjamin Jowett (publishing detail)
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (publishing detail)
Government and Politics in the Evergreen State edited by David Nice (publishing detail)
Washington: A History of the Evergreen State by Mary W. Avery (publishing detail)
Washington’s Audacious State Capitol and its Builders by Norman J. Johnston (publishing detail)
A history of a spectacular state capitol, complete with photographs, architectural sketches and narrative of the creation of the capitol campus.
Washington Comes of Age: The State in the National Experience edited by David H. Stratton (publishing detail)