Books by Walter A. McDougall

Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A book remarkable for its depth, breadth, and intellectual daring."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian examines the fanatical secular religion of American exceptionalism and why it is leading government officials and the electorate astray in an increasingly violent world. Read full book review >
Released: March 11, 2008

"Provocative and richly detailed—a welcome contribution to popular history."
A broad-ranging portrait of America in a time of torment, continuing Pulitzer Prize winner McDougall's (History/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History: 1585-1828, 2004, etc.) projected trilogy. Read full book review >
Released: April 2, 2004

"A first-rate history, freshly told, with every promise of becoming a standard text."
American history as epic: the first volume of a projected trilogy by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Read full book review >
Released: April 29, 1997

"Not pitched on the epic scale of McDougall's earlier work, this is a subtle, scholarly call to forsake ideology in foreign policy in favor of true national self-interest."
If American diplomacy can seem confusing to foreigners, that is because it partakes of eight different traditions, suggests Pulitzer Prizewinning historian McDougall (Univ. of Pennsylvania; Let the Sea Make a Noise, 1993, etc.) in this perceptive study. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Thirty-two pages of maps and photos—not seen)."
Generation-spanning tales of the North Pacific from a Pulitzer-winning historian who's also a gifted storyteller. Read full book review >