Pulitzer Prize Winner Picks Essential US History Books

The Wall Street Journal asked Gordon Wood, one of America’s leading historians, to pick his favorite works of US history, and here is what he had to say

1) The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It – Richard Hofstadter

2) The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution – Bernard Bailyn

3) White Over Black – Winthrop D. Jordan

4) Mothers of Invention – Drew Gilpin Faust

5) Grand Expectations – James T. Patterson

As a quick side note, if you live in the SF Bay Area, you can catch Gordon Wood teaching at Stanford this spring along with two other Pulitzer Prize Winning historians. The course, The American Founders and Their World, comes out of the Continuing Studies program and is open to the public. Get details here.

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