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American History Literature Collection

Below you can find an exhaustive list of literary works on American History in my collection. ????

I have made an attempt to organize the works by subject. Books I have read are indicated with a check mark ✔️.

George Washington

  • His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis ✔️
  • George Washington’s Surprise Attack by Phillip Thomas Tucker
  • George Washington: The Forge of Experience, 1732-1775 by James Thomas Flexner
  • George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner
  • George Washington and the New Nation, 1783-1793 by James Thomas Flexner
  • George Washington: Anguish and Farewell, 1793-1799 by James Thomas Flexner
  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
  • To Try Men’s Souls by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
  • The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer, and Josh Mensch
  • “Mr. President”: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office by Harlow Giles Unger
  • George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade, and Don Yaeger
  • The Genius of George Washington by Edmund S. Morgan
  • George Washington: The Founding Father by Paul Johnson
  • Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Richard Norton Smith
  • The Life of George Washington, Commander-In-Chief of the American Army Through the Revolutionary War and the First President of the United States by Aaron Bancroft
  • George Washington by Willard Sterne Randall
  • Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
  • Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
  • George Washington’s Sacred Fire by Peter A. Lillback and Jerry Newcombe
  • The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon by John Ferling
  • George Washington’s War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the American Presidency by Bruce Chadwick
  • Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington by Peter R. Henriques

John Adams

  • John Adams by David McCullough ✔️
  • America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser

Thomas Jefferson

  • American Lion by Jon Meacham
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  • Thomas Jefferson: President & Philosopher by Jon Meacham
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade, and Don Yaeger
  • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Thomas Jefferson: A Biography In His Own Words by Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

  • James Madison: A Biography by Ralph Louis Ketcham
  • James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney

Andrew Jackson

  • Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics by Edward Pessen
  • Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 by Robert V. Remini
  • Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 by Robert V. Remini

Abraham Lincoln

  • Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
  • Reflecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency by John C. Waugh
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly
  • Lincoln, The War President: The Gettysburg Lectures by Gabor S. Borritt
  • Abraham Lincoln: His Essential Wisdom by Carol Kelly-Gangi
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Giant Among Presidents by Tanya Savory
  • Lincoln: His Words and His World by Abraham Lincoln, Robert L. Polley (Editor)
  • The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming

Theodore Roosevelt

  • Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Aida D. Donald
  • Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Alexander Hamilton

  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Benjamin Franklin

  • Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
  • The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius by Joyce E. Chaplin

John F. Kennedy

  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek

Bill Clinton

  • My Life by Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

  • 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

Donald J. Trump

  • Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie

American Revolution

  • The American Revolution: A Visual History by James C. Bradford
  • The Revolutionary War: America’s Fight for Freedom by Bart McDowell
  • The Revolutionary War by John M. Thompson
  • The Impact of the American Revolution Abroad by Library of Congress
  • The Revolutionary Years: Britannica’s Book of the American Revolution by Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
  • The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
  • Virtue, Valor, and Vanity: The Inside Story of the Founding Fathers and the Price of a More Perfect Union by Eric Burns
  • Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan, and the Revolution That Created the Constitution by C. A. Cerami
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • The Campaign That Won America: The Story of Yorktown by Burke Davis
  • The Fourth of July: and the Founding of America by Peter de Bolla
  • Founding Fathers: America’s Great Leaders and the Fight for Freedom (National Geographic) by K.M. Kostyal
  • Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders by Joshua Charles
  • Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John Ferling
  • A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign by Edward J. Larson
  • Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings by Thomas Paine, Sidney Hook (Introduction), and Jack Fruchtman Jr. (Foreword)
  • A Documentary History of the United States by Richard D. Heffner, and Alexander B. Heffner

Civil War

  • April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
  • Civil War Trivia and Fact Book: Unusual and Often Overlooked Facts About America’s Civil War by Webb Garrison


  • The American President by Phillip B. Kunhardt Jr., Phillip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt
  • The Presidents by The Saturday Evening Post
  • The American Presidency, A Glorious Burden by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Spencer R. Crew, Mark G.Hirsch, Harry R. Rubenstein
  • Our Country’s Presidents by Ann Bausum
  • Dear Mr. President: Letters to the Oval Office from the Files of the National Archives by Dwight Young, Brian Williams
  • Presidents of the United States by A World Book Encyclopedia Limited Edition
  • The Book of the Presidents by Vincent Wilson, Jr.

Washington, D.C.

  • American Pantheon: Sculptural and Artistic Decoration of the United States Capitol by Donald R. Kennon and Thomas P. Somma
  • We, the People: The Story of the United States Capitol: Its Past and Its Promise by United States Capitol Historical Society
  • Washington Past And Present: A Guide To The Nation’s Capital by United States Capitol Historical Society ✔️
  • United States Capitol by Fred J. Maroon
  • Above Washington by Robert W. Cameron

White House

  • Real Life at the White House: 200 Years of Daily Life at America’s Most Famous Residence by John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb
  • The White House: An Illustrated History by Catherine O’Neill Grace

Mount Rushmore

  • Mount Rushmore: The Story Behind the Scenery by Lincoln Borglum
  • America’s Shrine of Democracy: A Pictorial History by T.D. Griffith, and Ronald Reagan (Foreward)

Colonial Williamsburg

  • Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg by Michael Olmert
  • A Williamsburg Christmas by Donna Sheppard, Vernon Wooten, Frank Davis


  • America: An Illustrated Early History 1776-1900 by TIME
  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • The War that Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson
  • Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along by Larry Schweikart
  • First Families: the Impact of the White House on Their Lives by Bonnie Angelo
  • American Lives: Looking Back at the Children of the Great Depression by John A. Clausen
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  • Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine by Glenn Beck
  • Of The People: The 200 Year History Of The Democratic Party by by Ronald H. Brown, John K. Galbraith, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Robert Reich
  • Cracking the Freemasons Code: The Truth About Solomon’s Key and the Brotherhood by Robert L.D. Cooper
  • A Salute to the American Spirit: Words of Inspiration from America’s Presidents by Bryan Curtis