Books by A.J. Langguth

AFTER LINCOLN by A.J. Langguth
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Langguth shows rather than explains, and the result is a rich history of an understudied period of American history."
A new political history of Reconstruction. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A disturbing reconsideration of a key period of history and a powerful indictment of its main actors."
In this history of the four decades preceding the Civil War, Langguth (Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence, 2006, etc.) argues that Andrew Jackson's handling of the Cherokees sowed the seeds of secession. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"An engaging survey of interesting times."
Character sketches of movers and shakers—and even Quakers—who influenced the development of the postrevolutionary republic. Read full book review >
OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1994

"A vibrant, readable account of one of Roman history's watershed periods."
Novelist and biographer Langguth (Patriots, 1988; Saki, 1981, etc.), in a narrative that reads as limpidly as fiction, vividly brings alive the death of the Roman Republic and the birth of the Augustan age. Read full book review >