Books by John Patrick Diggins

John Patrick Diggins is the author of The Rise and Fall of the American Left and The Proud Decades: 1941-1960, as well as biographies of John Adams and Max Weber. He is a Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York Graduate Cente

Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A significant book, if surely arguable in granting Reagan more depth and ability than most nonbelievers have hitherto suspected."
A middle-of-the-road liberal (John Adams, 2003, etc.) looks into Ronald Reagan's soul and concludes that it was great—and that the president was "politically wise, humane, and magnanimous" to boot. Read full book review >
JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A bitter, perplexing, and eccentric work."
A vituperative rant, thinly veiled in scholarly clothes, against the direction the study of American history has lately taken. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A concise analysis of what has animated the American radical impulse. (B&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A brief cultural history, written by a mainstream liberal, that describes radicalism, home-grown style, over the last hundred years. Read full book review >