American Landmark Books

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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Valerie's Living Library
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