Albert Marrin Histories


Marrin is a prolific, skilled writer of histories for young people. Not at all dry, his books are personal, fast-paced, and exciting for ages 12-adult. A few of his books can also be enjoyed by younger children.

perspective is patriotic and conservative.

1812: The War Nobody Won

The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky

America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger

Aztecs and Spaniards: Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico

Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives

Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Cowboys, Indians, and Gunfighters: The Story of the Cattle Kingdom

Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine
(also subtitled, The Search for the Smallpox Vaccine)

Empires Lost and Won: The Spanish Heritage in the Southwest

Flesh & Blood so Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

George Washington and the Founding of a Nation

The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America


Inca & Spaniard: Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru

Little Monsters: The Creatures That Live on Us and in Us

Mao Tse-tung and His China

Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars

Oh, Rats!: The Story of Rats and People

Old Hickory: Andrew Jackson and the American People

Overlord: D-Day and the Invasion of Japan

Plains Warrior: Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches

Saving The Buffalo

The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times

The Sea Rovers: Pirates, Privateers, and Buccaneers

The Secret Armies: Spies, Counterspies, and Saboteurs in World War II

Secrets from the Rocks: Dinosaur Hunting With Roy Chapman Andrews

Sitting Bull and His World

The Spanish-American War

Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars, 1690-1760

Terror of the Spanish Main: Sir Henry Morgan and His Buccaneers

Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America

Unconditional Surrender: U. S. Grant and the Civil War

Victory in the Pacific

Virginia's General: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

War Clouds in the West: Indians and Cavalrymen 1860-1890

The War for Independence: The Story of the American Revolution

The Yanks are Coming: The United States in the First World War

Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl