Books by Mark Perry

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA by Mark Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A majestic overview with an engaging sense of the nuance of character. Thankfully, Perry doesn't become mired in familiar biographical detail."
In a study of quiet authority, Perry spotlights the presumptuous commanding general at the moment of his evolving maturity during the Pacific theater and apotheosis in the Philippines. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2004

"Intimate, spellbinding drama of the affinity between friends, each struggling in his own way to tell the country the truth about itself."
Journalist and historian Perry (Lift Up Thy Voice, 2001, etc.) examines in remarkable detail the 15-month period during which two iconic American figures produced monumental American literature. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Engaging, intelligent, and likely to be of much interest to general readers, as well as of value in courses in American history, women's studies, and African American studies."
A finely rendered portrait of two Southern abolitionists and civil-rights activists, and of the time in which they lived. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

Focusing on two Civil War heroes who commanded opposing regiments at Gettysburg, this dual biography forges an expansive, dramatic, highly readable history of the generation that came of age during that fateful conflict. Perry, who writes about history and military and foreign affairs (A Fire in Zion: How the Israelis and the Palestinians Made Peace, 1994, etc.), chooses his subjects well. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 20, 1994

An objective, well-researched historical backdrop to the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, by a Washington-based reporter. Perry (Eclipse: The Last Days of the CIA, 1992, etc.) offers insights into the events that led up to the dramatic accord signed on the White House lawn. Read full book review >

ECLIPSE by Mark Perry
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

An evenhanded audit of the CIA's recent history concluding that, in the years since William Casey's death, the agency has become a "quintessential government bureaucracy." In a tellingly detailed narrative that flashes back and forth in time, Perry (Four Stars, 1989) inventories the factors that have combined to clip the wings of an espionage organization whose powers probably never were as great as either critics or partisans imagined. Read full book review >

FOUR STARS by Mark Perry
Released: March 23, 1989

Scores of books have been written about the American military. Read full book review >