Books by Richard White

Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A highly qualified historian offers a dense, sweeping history of a nation on the move."
A massive history of the striving, riven new nation that emerged from the Civil War, extending to the turn of the century. Read full book review >
Released: May 31, 2011

"Excellent big-picture, popularly written history of the Howard Zinn mold, backed by a mountain of research and statistics."
The railroads may not have advanced civilization in America, notes this sharp-edged history, but they were eminently creative in their destruction. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1998

"A story so typical in so many ways profits from White's personal conflict over the desire to trust familial recollection and the historian's insistence on fact. (4 b&w photos; 2 maps)"
A "collaboration" between historian White (Univ. of Washington) and his mother, Sara, this blends formal historical research and the oral tradition. Read full book review >
Released: May 18, 1992

"Writing primarily in dialogue, White gives us a coming-of-age story that is good-hearted from beginning to end."
The adventures of 12-year-old Charlie Prescott rather than Huckleberry Finn—in a ``sequel'' novel by White (Sword of the North, 1983) that's written with the innocent tone of YA literature from a half-century ago, when role models dispensed wisdom and championed ideals. Read full book review >