American Presidency

Randall Balmer, God in the White House: A History (HarperCollins, 2009) ISBN 9780060872588

James Broussard, Ronald Reagan: Champion of Conservative America (Routledge, 2014) ISBN 9780415521956

Evan Cornog, The Power and the Story: How Presidential Narratives Shape America (Penguin, 2004) ISBN 978159420022x

Gareth Davies and Julian E. Zelizer, America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) ISBN 9780812247190

Donald J. Ratcliffe, The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson, and 1824’s Five-Horse Race (University Press of Kansas, 2015) ISBN 9780700621309

Robert P. Watson and Anthony J. Eksterowicz, The Presidential Companion: Readings on the First Ladies, 2d. ed. (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2003) ISBN 9781570034613

Civil War

Michael C.C. Adams, Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2014) ISBN 9781421412214

Gregory Downs, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War (Harvard Univ. Press, 2015) ISBN 9780674743984

Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (W.W. Norton, 2011) ISBN 9780393340662

Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (Vintage, 1999) ISBN 9780679758334

Rachel Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2013) ISBN 9781469610856

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