America's Foundations
  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
  • The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming
  • The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies by Alan Taylor
  • God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas Kidd
  • Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
  • Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution by Pauline Maier
  • First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph Ellis
  • A Nation Rising by Kenneth Davis
  • Revolutionaries by Jack Rakove
  • Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America by Benjamin L. Carp
  • Monmouth Court House by Joseoph G. Bilby
  • Inventing George Washington by Edward G. Lengel
  • Make Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims by Nick Bunker
  • Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification by David Waldstreicher
  • Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff
  • With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution by James L. Nelson
  • Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World by Sam W. Haynes
  • The Rogue Republic: How Would-be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History by William C. Davis
  • The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon S. Wood
  • Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution by John A. Nagy
  • The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington by Paul Lockhart
  • Samuel Adams: The Life of an American Revolutionary by John K. Alexander
  • A Merciless Place: The Fate of Britain's Convicts After the American Revolution by Emma Christopher
  • Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution by Denise Kiernan
  • The Revolutionary Years, 1775-1789 by William Nester
  • A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency by Harry Turtledove
  • The State of Jones by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer (The story of a Mississippi farmer who led his neighbors, white and black, in an insurection against the Confederacy.
  • Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War by Marc Egnal
  • From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail by Charles W. Calhoun
  • Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James Swanson
  • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
  • Border War: Fighting Over Slavery before the Civil War by Stanley Harrold
  • Lincoln and McClellan by John C. Waugh
  • Sultana by Alan Huffman
  • Looking for Lincoln by Philip B. Kunhardt III
  • After the War: The Lives and Images of Major Civil War Figures After the Shooting Stopped by David Hardin
  • American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen
  • The Great Task Remaining: The Third Year of Lincoln's War by William Marvel
  • Civil War Wives by Carol Berkin
  • 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
  • America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation by David Goldfield
  • The Seige of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days that Shook the Union by John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood
  • This Great Struggle by Steven Woodworth
  • Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White
  • Men of Color to Arms by Elizabeth Leonard
  • Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers by Joseph Glatthaar
  • A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
  • Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America by David Reynolds
  • Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling
  • Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz
  • 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
  • Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers by Joseph Glatthaar
  • Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War by Mark E. Neely Jr.

Westward Expansion and Industrialization
  • Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  • Eagles and Empire by David A. Clary
  • Manifest Destinies: America's Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War by Steven Woodworth
  • American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900 by H.W. Brands
  • Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War by A.J. Langguth
  • The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • As Big as the West by Clyde Milner
  • Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
  • The Lakota and the Black Hills by Jeffrey Ostler
  • Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality by Elizabeth Leonard
  • The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral- And How It Changed the American West by Jeff Guinn
  • Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
  • Destiny of the Repblic by Candice Millard
  • Kearney's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847 by Winston Groom
  • An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears by Daniel Blake Smith
  • Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion by Robert Morgan

Progressive Era
  • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
  • The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin
  • The President is a Sick Man by Matthew Algeo
Imperialism and World War I
  • Three Armies of the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century by William Philpott
1920s and 1930s
  • Traitor to His Class: Franklin Roosevelt by H.W. Brands
  • Franklin and Eleanor by Hazel Rowley
  • Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman
  • FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America by Burton Folsom

World War II
  • The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II by Thomas Sanders
  • Berlin at War by Roger Moorhouse
  • The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Twilight Warriors by Robert Gandt
  • Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
  • Conscience by Louisa Thomas
  • In the Dark Streets Shineth by David McCullough
  • Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian Toll
  • Five Days That Shook the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II by Nicholas Best

The Cold War
  • The Dead Hand by David Hoffman
  • The Korean War by Bruce Cumings
  • The War of Korea, 1950-1951 by Allan R. Millett
  • Eisenhower: The White House Years by Jim Newton

Civil Rights Movement
  • Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides
  • Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation by Rawn James Jr.
  • Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation by Clarence B. Jones
  • Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall by Michael G. Long
  • Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Vietnam Conflict and Modern History
  • Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America Into the Vietnam War by Ted Morgan

General History
  • Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness by Walter Isaacson
  • How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  • Lost States by Michael J. Trainklein
  • A Few Good Women by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee
  • A Nation of Laws by Peter Charles Hoffer
  • America, Empire of Liberty by David Reynolds
  • The People Behind the Border Lines by Mark Stein
  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
  • Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.