Books by Bruce Chadwick

Bruce Chadwick, Ph.D., lectures in American history at Rutgers University while also teaching writing at New Jersey City University. He is a former journalist and the author of four other historical books: Brother against Brother: The Lost Civil War Diari

Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An enjoyable, gossipy book exploring the birth and the rebirth of the nation."
Another entry in the always-fascinating stories of Dolley and James Madison, showing the broad influence they had on American history. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not just a history lesson, but an examination of the fundamental ideas that gave birth to the United States."
Well-told account of the debate that shaped the American system of government. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2008

"For the general reader, an account of a president who fiddled while the ingredients for a major conflagration assembled before his eyes."
An idiosyncratic survey of the American political scene as the clouds gathered for Civil War. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 2006

"A deft portrait of the Washington team, building a life together and, eventually, a new nation."
At home with George and Martha, America's first First Family. Read full book review >
THE REEL CIVIL WAR by Bruce Chadwick
Released: Sept. 26, 2001

"What could have been an insightful examination of the nature of a popular art and the duration of a classic is instead a massively researched but ultimately pedestrian history paper. (42 photos, not seen)"
The ripe topic of how filmmakers mythologized the Civil War is manhandled into pedantic submission in this well-organized but dreary film history. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1998

Chadwick (Brother Against Brother, 1997) recounts what are by now well-known details in the lives of Lincoln, the prairie stalwart, and Davis, the gentleman farmer from Mississippi, who respectively led the United States and the Confederate States during the Civil War. Read full book review >