Books by Joanne B. Freeman

Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Freeman leans heavily on journalists and diarists to deliver a vivid portrait of a dysfunctional government that—minus the literal bloodshed—has been compared to today's but was probably worse."
A hair-raising history of "extreme congressional discord and national divisiveness." No, not today, but rather before and during the Civil War, when violence among members of Congress was not uncommon. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Good reading, especially for students of political culture and early American history."
Sex-tinged scandals, political mudslinging, sectarian division, tabloid exposés: Bill Clinton may have had a bad time, but the Founding Fathers had it worse. Read full book review >