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American Landmark Books

"The Landmark Books are a series of non-fiction books published by Random House in the fifties and early sixties. Simply put, the Landmark series is the best collection of children's histories ever written. As a jacket blurb on an old edition stated, the reasons [for the series' popularity] are obvious: good writers and important and appealing subjects from America's past.

Writers in the Landmark series include such notable authors as:

Other writers in the series, though less well known, are generally first-rate." —Kathy Artner, Reader's Guide to American History.

Most of our Landmarks books are reader copies only, and are usually less than the marked price. Collectors: please call or email if you're looking for specific editions or dust jackets!
 

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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
Landmark #61
by Sterling North
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Alaska Gold Rush
Landmark #92
by May McNeer
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Landmark #85
by Russel & Anna Crouse
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
America's First World War
Landmark #77
by Henry Castor
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
American Revolution
Landmark #83
by Bruce Bliven, Jr.
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Americans Into Orbit
Landmark #101
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
Landmark #80
by Katherine B. Shippen
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Barbary Pirates
Landmark #31
by C. S. Forester
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Battle for Iwo Jima
Landmark #118
by Robert Leckie
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Battle for the Atlantic
Landmark #87
by Jay Williams
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Battle of the Bulge
Landmark #114
by John Toland
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Landmark #28
by Margaret Cousins
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Betsy Ross and the Flag
Landmark #26
by Jane Mayer
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
Landmark #73
by Walter Havighurst
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Landmark #9
by Adele Nathan
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Spencer Press Landmark #9
by Adele Nathan
from Spencer Press
for 5th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
California Gold Rush
Landmark #6
by May McNeer & Lynd Ward
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
California Gold Rush
Spencer Press Landmark #7
by May McNeer & Lynd Ward
from Spencer Press
for 5th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Clara Barton
Landmark #58
by Helen Dore Boylston
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Combat Nurses of World War II
Landmark #116
by Wyatt Blassingame
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Coming of the Mormons
Landmark #37
by Jim Kjelgaard
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan
Landmark #56
by Ferdinand Kuhn
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Conquest of the North and South Poles
Landmark #27
by Russell Owen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Copper Kings of Montana
Landmark #95
by Marian T. Place
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness
Landmark #21
by John Mason Brown
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Davy Crockett
Landmark #57
by Stewart H. Holbrook
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Disaster at Johnstown: The Great Flood
Landmark #109
by Hildegarde Dolson
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever
Landmark #78
by Ralph Nading Hill
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Dolly Madison
Landmark #47
by Jane Mayer
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Landmark #108
by Malcolm Moos
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Early Days of Automobiles
Landmark #68
by Elizabeth Janeway
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Erie Canal
Landmark #34
by Samuel Hopkins Adams
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys
Landmark #66
by Slater Brown
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Evangeline and the Acadians
Landmark #74
by Robert Tallant
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Explorations of Père Marquette
Landmark #17
by Jim Kjelgaard
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
First Overland Mail
Landmark #40
by Robert E. Pinkerton
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
First Transatlantic Cable
Landmark #88
by Adele Nathan
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Flat-tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
Landmark #121
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Flying Tigers
Landmark #105
by John Toland
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
From Casablanca to Berlin
Landmark #112
by Bruce Bliven, Jr.
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
Landmark #94
by Bruce Bliven
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
George Washington Carver
Landmark #38
by Anne Terry White
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
George Washington: Frontier Colonel
Landmark #71
by Sterling North
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
Landmark #81
by Ralph Moody
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Gettysburg
Landmark #23
by MacKinlay Kantor
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Golden Age of Railroads
Landmark #93
by Stewart H. Holbrook
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Great American Fighter Pilots of World War II
Landmark #96
by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Guadalcanal Diary
Landmark #55
by Richard Tregaskis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Hawaii, Gem of the Pacific
Landmark #49
by Oscar Lewis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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