Books by Ted Morgan

Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"A superb portrait of battle and its reverberations beyond the fields of fire."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian observes that had Franklin Roosevelt served another few terms, Americans might never have had fought and died in Vietnam. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Effectively employing a subdued tone, Morgan paints a grim picture of hopelessness leading to desperate militancy, reminding us that electroshocks and guillotines rarely solve anything."
An unforgettable cautionary narrative of the author's days as a French combatant and military journalist during the war for Algerian independence. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"A revealing and yet at times frustratingly truncated biography of an early American dissident from the God that failed."
Pulitzer-winning journalist, biographer, and historian Morgan (A Shovel of Stars: The Making of the American West 1800 to the Present, 1995, etc.) throws scattershot light on 20th-century Communism, labor, and US intelligence through a shadowy figure who passed through all these worlds. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, despite its limitations, for general readers Morgan's volume serves just fine. (maps, b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Stuffing a massive subject—in this case, the Anglo-American conquest of North America over the last two centuries—between the covers of a single volume is like teaching a cat to heel: It's a neat trick, but necessarily one of limited utility. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1993

"Not strong on the reasons for European settlement, but a vivid panorama that makes one look forward to Morgan's projected next volume in this saga. (Four maps)"
A colorful portrait that boldly highlights the cruelty, sharp practices, disease, madness, and brutality displayed—or brought about—by the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their subjugation of Native Americans and enslavement of Africans. Read full book review >