Books by James T. Patterson

THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION by James T. Patterson
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A useful time capsule that explains the social fragmentation, political polarization and tumultuous mood swing of a pivotal year in American history."
A Bancroft Prize–winning historian revisits the year the '60s truly began. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"An excellent revisiting of a prescient report."
An astute, timely study of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's important 1965 jeremiad. Read full book review >
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION by James T. Patterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Patterson guides us with consummate skill through a hall of social heroes populated by courageous parents and students, tireless attorneys, and resolute judges. (39 b&w photos; 1 map, not seen)"
A prize-winning historian (Grand Expectations, not reviewed) revisits the 1954 school-desegregation decision and traces its effects on American social history. Read full book review >