Books by Annette Gordon-Reed

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2016

"An elegant, astute study that is both readable and thematically rich."
A portrait of Thomas Jefferson's passionate belief in Enlightenment values and how it determined his personal character and that of the young nation. Read full book review >
ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Ponderous but sagacious and ultimately rewarding."
The unusual history of an enslaved family whose destiny was shaped over the course of four decades by Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >