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14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...

After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests

by Ted Rall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

An unflinching account—in words and pictures—of America's longest war by our most outspoken graphic journalist

Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan—without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without...

On Democracy's Doorstep

by J. Douglas Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

Winner of the Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction

A Slate Best Book of 2014

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that...

Why the Cocks Fight

by Michele Wucker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply...

Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...

Getting Into College

by Frank Leana Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

In his manual, Getting Into College, Leana provides both broad and very specific advice and information that will help high school students gain admission to the college of their choice. It discusses the role...

A Massacre in Memphis

by Stephen V. Ash Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 2013)

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence...

Front Porch Politics

by Michael Stewart Foley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

"Reading this book revives the spirit of civic action today for those who are unjustifiably forlorn about overcoming injustice."—Ralph Nader

An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets...

Junipero Serra

by Steven W. Hackel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

A portrait of the priest and colonialist who is one of the most important figures in California's history

In the 1770s, just as Britain's American subjects were freeing themselves from the burdens of colonial...

Another America

by James Ciment Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 13, 2013)

The first popular history of the former American slaves who founded, ruled, and lost Africa's first republic

In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to...

Wyatt Earp

by Andrew C. Isenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 25, 2013)

Finalist for the 2014 Weber-Clements Book Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America

In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a...

Bringing It All Back Home

by Philip F. Napoli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 11, 2013)

A collection of heartrending oral histories that topples assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam

The Vietnam War was a defining event for a generation of Americans. But for years, misguided and sometimes...

The Genius of Earth Day

by Adam Rome Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2013)

The first Earth Day is the most famous little-known event in modern American history. Because we still pay ritual homage to the planet every April 22, everyone knows something about Earth Day. Some people may...

A Very Different Age

by Steven J. Diner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 1997)

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods,...

Trickster Travels

by Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 06, 2007)

An engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book, which introduced Africa to European readers

Al-Hasan al-Wazzan--born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco, where he traveled extensively...

Autumn Glory

by Louis P. Masur Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2004)

A suspenseful account of the glorious days a century ago when our national madness began

A post-season series of games to establish supremacy in the major leagues was not inevitable in the baseball world. But...

Runaway America

by David Waldstreicher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 10, 2005)

Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, the talented young historian David Waldstreicher shows we must add runaway, slave master, and...

No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies

by Linda K. Kerber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1999)

This pioneering study redefines women's history in the United States by focusing on civic obligations rather than rights. Looking closely at thirty telling cases from the pages of American legal history, Kerber's...


by Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English...


by Elie Wiesel & Frances Frenaye Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

"The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction."—The New York Times Book Review

Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John...

All in the Family

by Robert O. Self Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2012)

In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values"...

Strom Thurmond's America

by Joseph Crespino Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2012)

"Do not forget that ‘skill and integrity' are the keys to success." This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout...

All But My Life

by Gerda Weissmann Klein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 1995)

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival...

Pox Americana

by Elizabeth A. Fenn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2002)

The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth

A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began,...

Yemen Chronicle

by Steven C. Caton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 03, 2006)

A report like no other from the heart of the Arab Middle East

In 1979, Steven C. Caton went to a remote area of Yemen to do fieldwork on the famous oral poetry of its tribes. The recent hostage crisis in Iran...

Military Incompetence

by Richard A. Gabriel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 1986)

The history of American military operations in the post-Vietnam era has been marked by failure and near-disaster. Since 1970, American forces have been committed in five operations--in Sontay to rescue prisoners,...

Beggars and Choosers

by Rickie Solinger Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2002)

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term rights when describing their agenda. But after Roe v. Wade, their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational...

Guarding the Golden Door

by Roger Daniels Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2005)

As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy has profoundly affected our recent past.

The federal government's...


by Louis P. Masur Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2002)

1776, 1861, 1929. Any high-school student should know what these years meant to American history. But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed...


by Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 07, 2012)

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This...

Here Lies Hugh Glass

by Jon T. Coleman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass's fellows rushed to his aid and slew the bear, but Glass's injuries mocked their...

No More Heroes

by Richard A. Gabriel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 1988)

No More Heroes is an in depth exploration of madness and psychiatry in war.

Rudeness and Civility

by John F. Kasson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1991)

With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of...

Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws

by Michael Klare Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 1996)

In this incisive examination of our national security policy, Michael Klare suggests that the Pentagon in effect established a new class of enemies when the Cold War came to an -unpredictable and hostile states...

First Generations

by Carol Berkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 1997)

Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as...

Ungentlemanly Acts

by Louise Barnett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2001)

The shocking story behind the U.S. Army's longest court-martial-full of sex, intrigue, and betrayal.

In April 1879, on a remote military base in west Texas, a decorated army officer of dubious moral reputation...

Larding the Lean Earth

by Steven Stoll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2003)

A major history of early Americans' ideas about conservation

Fifty years after the American Revolution, the yeoman farmers who made up a large part of the new country's voters faced a crisis. The very soil of...

Deterring Democracy

by Noam Chomsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 06, 1992)

From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the...

Dogs and Demons

by Alex Kerr Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 10, 2002)

The crises--and failures--of modernization in Japan, as seen up close by a resident expert

Japan is a nation in crisis, and the crisis goes far beyond its well-known economic plight. In Dogs and Demons, Alex...

The Essential Lincoln

by Orville Vernon Burton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2009)

Eloquent, humble, and shrewd, Abraham Lincoln was one of America's greatest presidents, and The Essential Lincoln brings together his most defining speeches, public and private correspondence, and personal notations...

To Tell the Truth Freely

by Mia Bay Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 02, 2010)

Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women's rights advocate, and journalist. Wells's refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled a...

Writing World War II

by Sylvie Murray & Robert D. Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 02, 2011)

An indispensable tool for high-schoolers, undergraduates, or even amateur enthusiasts, Writing World War II teaches the craft of history writing—by example. In a series of thoughtful essays, Sylvie Murray...


by Edward Countryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 1997)

In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard...

American Reformers, 1815-1860, Revised Edition

by Ronald G. Walters Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 31, 1997)

For this new edition of American Reformers 1815-1860, Ronald G. Walters has amplified and updated his exploration of the fervent and diverse outburst of reform energy that shaped American history in the early...

Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas

by Alan Trachtenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

A new assemblage of masterly essays from a foremost scholar of American history and culture

Alan Trachtenberg has always been interested in cultural artifacts that register meanings and feelings that Americans...


by James Case Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

The Mathematical Theory of Games Sheds Light On A Wide Range of Competitive Activities

What do chess-playing computer programs, biological evolution, competitive sports, gambling, alternative voting systems,...

Malcolm X

by Randy DuBurke & Andrew Helfer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2006)

The age of multitasking needs better narrative history. It must be absolutely factual, immediately accessible, smart, and brilliantly fun. Enter Andrew Helfer, the award-winning graphic-novel editor behind Road...

Freedom's Cap

by Guy Gugliotta Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 28, 2012)

The modern United States Capitol is a triumph of both engineering and design. From its 9-million-pound cast-iron dome to the dazzling opulence of the President's Room and the Senate corridors, the Capitol is...

The Artificial River

by Carol Sheriff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 1997)

The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol...

Prague in Black and Gold

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 18, 1998)

Prague is at the core of everything both wonderful and terrible in Western history, but few people truly understand this city's unique culture. In Prague in Black and Gold, Peter Demetz strips away sentimentalities...