Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Collection : Hill and Wang / History

Best Selling



English (69)

French (0)

German (0)

Spanish (0)

Italian (0)


Release Date


Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (0)

Current year (0)


Catalog Date


Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (0)

Current year (0)



Delete Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Delete Hill and Wang



Delete History


In category

History by country (55)

Other (7)

1799-before 1945 (5)

Holocaust (2)

1945-1989 (1)

<1799 (1)

World War I (1)

Ancient (1)

Renaissance (1)

>1989 (1)

Medieval (1)



Adult (69)


Total Loans

All (69)

20 - 40 (0)

40 - 100 (69)

Over 100 (0)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 69 Sorted by : 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man

by John F. Kasson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2002)

A remarkable new work from one of our premier historians

In his exciting new book, John F. Kasson examines the signs of crisis in American life a century ago, signs that new forces of modernity were affecting...

The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China

by David J. Silbey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 27, 2012)

The year is 1900, and Western empires—both old and new—are locked in regional entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German kaiser is busy building...

Amusing the Million

by John F. Kasson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which...


by Jonathan M. Hansen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 11, 2011)

An on-the-ground history of American empire

Say the word "Guantánamo" and orange jumpsuits, chain-link fences, torture, and indefinite detention come to mind. To critics the world over, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,...

The Long, Bitter Trail

by Anthony Wallace Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their...


by Emily Bingham Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2004)

An Intimate Portrait of a Jewish American Family in America's First Century

Mordecai is a brilliant multigenerational history at the forefront of a new way of exploring our past, one that follows the course of...

Pillars of the Republic

by Carl Kaestle Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common-school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment...

Lyndon Johnson's War

by Michael H. Hunt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt...

Understanding China  [3rd Edition]

by John Bryan Starr Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2010)

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition,...

The American Revolution

by Edward Countryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2003)

A newly revised version of a classic in American history

When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history....

The Age of Great Dreams

by David Farber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 1994)

In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study,...

The Modern Temper

by Lynn Dumenil Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 30, 1995)

When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover--and of Black Friday,...

The Minutemen and Their World

by Robert A. Gross & Alan M. Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The Minutemen and Their World, first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author....

A Glorious Defeat

by Timothy J. Henderson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2008)

The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America...

The Clamorgans

by Julie Winch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 24, 2011)

The historian Julie Winch uses her sweeping, multigenerational history of the unforgettable Clamorgans to chronicle how one family navigated race in America from the 1780s through the 1950s. What she discovers...

The Other Eighties

by Bradford Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2011)

In this engaging new book, Bradford Martin illuminates a different 1980s than many remember—one whose history has been buried under the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms...

The Boy

by Dan Porat Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 26, 2010)

A cobblestone road. A sunny day. A soldier. A gun. A child, arms high in the air. A moment captured on film. But what is the history behind arguably the most recognizable photograph of the Holocaust? In The...

Clash of Extremes

by Marc Egnal Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 05, 2010)

Clash of Extremes takes on the reigning orthodoxy that the American Civil War was waged over high moral principles. Marc Egnal contends that economics, more than any other factor, moved the country to war in...

The American Civil War

by Christopher J. Olsen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2007)

Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering...

Mining California

by Andrew C. Isenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 24, 2010)

An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush

Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here's how: high-pressure water cannons...

From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail

by Charles W. Calhoun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2010)

A short, elegant overview of politics at the close of the nineteenth century

In the wake of civil war, American politics were racially charged and intensely sectionalist, with politicians waving the proverbial...

America's Rasputin

by David Milne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2008)

Walt Rostow's meteoric rise to power—from Flatbush, Brooklyn, to the West Wing of the White House—seemed to capture the promise of the American dream. Hailing from humble origins, Rostow became an intellectual...


by Mark Wyman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

When the railroad stretched its steel rails across the American West in the 1870s, it opened up a vast expanse of territory with very few people but enormous agricultural potential: a second Western frontier,...

American Insurgents, American Patriots

by T. H. Breen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 11, 2010)

Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, T. H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary...

The Shadows of Youth

by Andrew B. Lewis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 27, 2009)

Through the lives of Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, Bob Zellner, Julian Bond, Marion Barry, John Lewis, and their contemporaries, The Shadows of Youth provides a carefully woven group biography of...

A Tangled Web

by William P. Bundy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 1999)

An authoritative historical assessment of american foreign policy in a crucial postwar decade.

William Bundy's magisterial book focuses on the controversial record of Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's often...

Troubled Journey

by Frederick F. Siegel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Hill and Wang first published Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Ark of the Liberties

by Ted Widmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

The United States stands at a historic crossroads; essential to the world yet unappreciated. America's decline in popularity over the last eight years has been nothing short of astonishing. With wit, brilliance,...