World 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 Landmarksbooks 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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Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo
World Landmark #3
by Richard Walsh
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Adventures of Ulysses
World Landmark #40
by Gerald Gottlieb
from Random House
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Alexander the Great
World Landmark #2
by John Gunther
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for 5th-8th grade
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Balboa: Swordsman and Conquistador
World Landmark #25
by Felix Riesenberg, Jr.
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Battle of Britain
World Landmark #10
by Quentin Reynolds
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Ben-Gurion and the Birth of Israel
World Landmark #62
by Joan Comay
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Captain Cook Explores the South Seas
World Landmark #19
by Armstrong Sperry
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Captain Cort├ęs Conquers Mexico
World Landmark #45
by William Johnson
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Catherine the Great
World Landmark #29
by Katharine Scherman
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Chief of the Cossacks
World Landmark #39
by Harold Lamb
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Cleopatra of Egypt
World Landmark #50
by Leonora Hornblow
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Commandos of World War II
World Landmark #61
by Hodding Carter
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Crusades, The
World Landmark #11
by Anthony West
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Exploits of Xenophon
World Landmark #18
by Geoffrey Household
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Exploring the Himalaya
World Landmark #36
by William O. Douglas
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Fall of Constantinople
World Landmark #30
by Bernadine Kielty
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Famous Pirates of the New World
World Landmark #35
by A. B. C Whipple
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Ferdinand Magellan
World Landmark #31
by Seymour Gates Pond
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First Men in the World
World Landmark #1
by Anne Terry White
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Flight and Adventures of Charles II
World Landmark #38
by Charles Norman
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Florence Nightingale
World Landmark #46
by Ruth Fox Hume
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Flying Aces of World War I
World Landmark #60
by Gene Gurney
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French Foreign Legion
World Landmark #22
by Wyatt Blassingame
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for 5th-9th grade
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Garibaldi: Father of Modern Italy
World Landmark #32
by Marcia Davenport
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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General Brock and Niagra Falls
World Landmark #28
by Samuel Hopkins Adams
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Genghis Kahn and the Mongol Horde
World Landmark #12
by Harold Lamb
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for 5th-8th grade
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Great Men of Medicine
World Landmark #49
by Ruth Fox Hume
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Hero of Trafalgar
World Landmark #55
by A. B. C. Whipple
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Hudson's Bay Company
World Landmark #24
by Richard Morenus
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Jesus of Nazareth
World Landmark #42
by Harry Emerson Fosdick
from Random House
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Joan of Arc
World Landmark #4
by Nancy Ross
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
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Julius Caesar
World Landmark #43
by John Gunther
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King Arthur and His Knights
World Landmark #5
by Mabel Louise Robinson
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Lawrence of Arabia
World Landmark #52
by Alistair MacLean
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Leonardo da Vinci
by Emily Hahn
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
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Life in the Middle Ages
Landmark Giants
by Jay Williams
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
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Life of Saint Patrick
World Landmark #17
by Quentin Reynolds
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Life of Saint Paul
World Landmark #53
by Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Magna Charta
World Landmark #26
by James Daugherty
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Man Who Changed China
World Landmark #9
by Pearl S. Buck
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Marie Antoinette
World Landmark #20
by Bernadine Kielty
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Marquis de Lafayette
World Landmark #34
by Hodding Carter
from Random House
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Martin Luther
World Landmark #23
by Harry Emerson Fosdick
from Random House
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Mary, Queen of Scots
World Landmark #6
by Emily Hahn
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo
World Landmark #7
by Frances Winwar
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Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
World Landmark #59
by Elizabeth Payne
from Random House
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Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada
World Landmark #13
by Frances Winwar
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Queen Victoria
World Landmark #37
by Noel Streatfeild
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Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
World Landmark #47
by William L. Shirer
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
World Landmark #8
by Richard L. Neuberger
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
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