American Landmark Books

We have plans to offer much more information on this series, coming winter 2019!

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!

"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.

 

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A History of the Landmark series
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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
Landmark #61
by Sterling North
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
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Alaska Gold Rush
Landmark #92
by May McNeer
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Landmark #85
by Russel & Anna Crouse
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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America's First World War
Landmark #77
by Henry Castor
from Random House
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American Revolution
Landmark #83
by Bruce Bliven, Jr.
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Americans Into Orbit
Landmark #101
by Gene Gurney
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Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
Landmark #80
by Katherine B. Shippen
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Barbary Pirates
Landmark #31
by C. S. Forester
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Battle for Iwo Jima
Landmark #118
by Robert Leckie
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Battle for the Atlantic
Landmark #87
by Jay Williams
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Battle of the Bulge
Landmark #114
by John Toland
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Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Landmark #28
by Margaret Cousins
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Betsy Ross and the Flag
Landmark #26
by Jane Mayer
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Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
Landmark #73
by Walter Havighurst
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Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Landmark #9
by Adele Nathan
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California Gold Rush
Landmark #6
by May McNeer & Lynd Ward
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Clara Barton
Landmark #58
by Helen Dore Boylston
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Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
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Combat Nurses of World War II
Landmark #116
by Wyatt Blassingame
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Coming of the Mormons
Landmark #37
by Jim Kjelgaard
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Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan
Landmark #56
by Ferdinand Kuhn
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Conquest of the North and South Poles
Landmark #27
by Russell Owen
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Copper Kings of Montana
Landmark #95
by Marian T. Place
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Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness
Landmark #21
by John Mason Brown
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Davy Crockett
Landmark #57
by Stewart H. Holbrook
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Disaster at Johnstown: The Great Flood
Landmark #109
by Hildegarde Dolson
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Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever
Landmark #78
by Ralph Nading Hill
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Dolly Madison
Landmark #47
by Jane Mayer
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Landmark #108
by Malcolm Moos
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Early Days of Automobiles
Landmark #68
by Elizabeth Janeway
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Erie Canal
Landmark #34
by Samuel Hopkins Adams
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Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys
Landmark #66
by Slater Brown
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Evangeline and the Acadians
Landmark #74
by Robert Tallant
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Explorations of Père Marquette
Landmark #17
by Jim Kjelgaard
from Random House
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First Overland Mail
Landmark #40
by Robert E. Pinkerton
from Random House
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First Transatlantic Cable
Landmark #88
by Adele Nathan
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Flat-tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
Landmark #121
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
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Flying Tigers
Landmark #105
by John Toland
from Random House
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From Casablanca to Berlin
Landmark #112
by Bruce Bliven, Jr.
from Random House
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From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
Landmark #94
by Bruce Bliven
from Random House
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George Washington Carver
Landmark #38
by Anne Terry White
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George Washington: Frontier Colonel
Landmark #71
by Sterling North
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Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
Landmark #81
by Ralph Moody
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Gettysburg
Landmark #23
by MacKinlay Kantor
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Golden Age of Railroads
Landmark #93
by Stewart H. Holbrook
from Random House
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Great American Fighter Pilots of World War II
Landmark #96
by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
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Guadalcanal Diary
Landmark #55
by Richard Tregaskis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Hawaii, Gem of the Pacific
Landmark #49
by Oscar Lewis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Heroines of the Early West
Landmark #91
by Nancy Wilson Ross
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
John F. Kennedy and PT-109
Landmark #99
by Richard Tregaskis
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
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