Books by Geoffrey Perret

Geoffrey Perret is the award-winning author of twelve previous books, including Ulysses S. Grant, Eisenhower, and Lincoln’s War. He has been a consultant for PBS, C-Span, and the History Channel.


BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A fast-moving, sharply told history that arrives at controversial conclusions."
A military historian examines how post-WWII presidents have drained American power by waging three unwinnable wars. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2004

"The subtitle notwithstanding, there's hardly an untold story to be found here, but a worthy distillation all the same."
A military historian considers Lincoln as military leader—a far from nominal position. Read full book review >
JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >
EISENHOWER by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A biography that effectively recalls Ike's life while not adding significantly to knowledge of it—or of the events Ike's life affected. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A straightforward narration of the life of one of the century's most remarkable and indispensable leaders. Read full book review >
ULYSSES S. GRANT by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A shrewd, if insistent, brief for Grant as his era's most imaginative and resourceful master of war. (16 pages b&w photos)"
 In contrast to his last subject, the vainglorious Douglas MacArthur (Old Soldiers Never Die, 1996), military historian Perret profiles the Union commander as an unassuming strategist ahead of his time and as a president whose abysmal standing deserves re- evaluation. Read full book review >
OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"In brief, then, a balanced, warts-and-all portrait that could renew interest in a justly celebrated but ever elusive warrior. (30 pages photos, not seen; maps)"
 WW II historian Perret (Winged Victory, 1993, etc.) has produced a fully comprehensive biography that does evenhanded justice to a great, if flawed, man and his considerable achievements. Read full book review >
WINGED VICTORY by Geoffrey Perret
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Both a valuable military history, then, as well as a notable contribution to the long-running debate over the ability of air power alone to achieve national objectives. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
 Perret's There's a War to be Won, to be Won (1991) examined the role of US Army ground troops in WW II. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"This cavil apart, a rousing, opinionated tribute to one of history's greatest armies. (Thirty-two pages of photos, plus six maps—not seen.)"
 A wide-ranging overview of the conscript army that compiled a genuinely impressive record of victory and collateral accomplishment during WW II. Read full book review >