Books by Colin Woodard

Released: March 15, 2016

"Thoughtful political theory for divisive times."
Longtime national affairs writer Woodard (American Nation: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, 2011, etc.) builds on his previous analysis of the country's regional differences to focus on the conflict between individualism and collectivism that defines our national character.Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Woodard offers a fascinating way to parse American (writ large) politics and history in this excellent book."
Forget about the United States and Canada. The true nations of North America, writes historian and Christian Science Monitor foreign correspondent Woodard (The Republic of Pirates, 2007, etc.), have little to do with those artificialities. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2007

"An Age of Sail adventure, pleasantly recounted."
Disregard Robert Louis Stevenson's rowdy buccaneers, the Disney factory's lively rascals and those musical lads from Penzance: Here are the real pirates of the Caribbean, and the facts are as colorful and exciting as fiction. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2000

"Woodard's quietly passionate and focused presentation leaves little doubt about the gravity of the water world's ecological crisis. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A state-of-the-marine-environment message from journalist Woodard (Christian Science Monitor), in which the mood is dark and the tidings grim. Read full book review >