Landmark Books
Published by Random House
185 Total Books

WHAT ARE THE LANDMARK BOOKS?
Each is a book that brings to life a great event or personality in our nation's past. Each is designed to be rich, rewarding reading, capable of stirring the heart as well as the mind. Each is intended to arouse in the reader not only an interest in the course of history, but also an understanding of how the democracy that is our heritage was forged.From one of the dust jackets
WHAT ARE THE WORLD LANDMARK BOOKS?
The same splendid features that have made the Landmark Books increasingly popular since they were launched more than five years ago continue in these books of world-wide scope for young readers. These, too, have outstanding authors, a wide and well chosen variety of subjects, simple but full-of-action story narrative, large and clear print, attractive bindings, and a reasonable price. From one of the dust jackets
PRAISE FOR LANDMARK BOOKS:

Any pre-adolescent who has not feasted on them has been cheated. Dr. Henry F. Graff, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University, in The New York Times

This series is superlatively well one and is a major contribution to the information and inspiration of young Americans today. May Hill Arbuthnot in Elementary English

The outstanding children's books of this half century... Without parallel in the field of children's literature. Rev. Dr. Leo J. McCormick, Supt. of Schools, Archdiocese of Baltimore

They not only hold the interest of good readers but lure the reluctant ones. Chicago Tribune

A note regarding reprints: We believe that the reprints done by Random House were not changed in anyway, and have personally confirmed that Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt is the identical to the original. However, we did find that The Witchcraft of Salem Village was abridged. 

Spencer Press did a special edition run of a few titles. They chose ten Landmark titles, numbered these 1-10 and published as a matching set with green and black covers. They chose eight World Landmark Titles, numbered these 1-8 and published as a matching set with green and red covers. The numbering does NOT match the original numbers issued by Random House. The titles in each set are as follows:

Landmarks:

  • 1. The Voyages of Christopher Columbus
  • 2. The Landing of the Pilgrims
  • 3. Paul Revere and the Minute Men
  • 4. Our Independence and the Constitution
  • 5. The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • 6. The Santa Fe Trail
  • 7. The California Gold Trail
  • 8. The Pony Express
  • 9. Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
  • 10. The Panama Canal

World Landmarks:

  • 1. Alexander the Great
  • 2. King Arthur and His Knights
  • 3. Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo
  • 4. Joan of Arc
  • 5. Mary Queen of Scots
  • 6. Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo
  • 7. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • 8. The Battle of Britain

The Young Readers of America Book Club also reprinted many of the titles. One of the unique things about these reprints was that each book included a copy of an author letter. We are including pictures of these author letters as we find them; they are available on the individual book pages. These letters are absolutely delightful to read, and often give great insight into the author's love and reasons for writing the book.

We really love the Landmark books, and are often asked questions such as "What are they?", "What makes these so great?", and "Why would I want to own these?". This article is fantastic and really shares the who, what, when and how of the Landmark Series! The Story of the Landmark Books

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Books in this Series

Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Ulysses
The Alaska Gold Rush
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Duel
Alexander the Great
America's First World War: General Pershing and the Yanks
The American Revolution
Americans into Orbit: The Story of Project Mercury
Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
Balboa: Swordsman and Conquistador
The Barbary Pirates
The Battle for Iwo Jima
The Battle for the Atlantic
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of the Bulge
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Ben-Gurion and the Birth of Israel
Betsy Ross and the Flag
Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
The Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad
The California Gold Rush
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas
Captain Cortés Conquers Mexico
Catherine the Great
Chief of the Cossacks
Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross
Cleopatra of Egypt
Clipper Ship Days: The Golden Age of American Sailing Ships
Combat Nurses of World War II
The Coming of the Mormons
The Commandos of World War II
Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan
The Conquest of the North and South Poles: Adventures of the Peary and Byrd Expeditions
The Copper Kings of Montana
The Crusades
Custer's Last Stand
Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness
Davy Crockett: From the Backwoods of Tennessee to the Alamo
Disaster at Johnstown: The Great Flood
The Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever
Dolly Madison
Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Story of the General from Abilene
The Early Days of Automobiles
The Erie Canal
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys
Evangeline and the Acadians
The Exploits of Xenophon
The Explorations of Pčre Marquette
Exploring the Himalaya: A story of the conquests of the highest and most perilous mountain range in the world
The F.B.I.
The Fall of Constantinople
Famous Pirates of the New World
Ferdinand Magellan: Master Mariner
The First Men in the World
The First Overland Mail
The First Transatlantic Cable
Flat-Tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
The Flight and Adventures of Charles II
Florence Nightingale
Flying Aces of World War I
The Flying Tigers
The French Foreign Legion
From Casablanca to Berlin: The War in North Africa and Europe: 1942-1945
From Pearl Harbor To Okinawa: The War in the Pacific 1941-1945
Garibaldi: Father of Modern Italy
General Brock and Niagara Falls
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde
George Washington Carver: The Story of a Great American
George Washington: Frontier Colonel
Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
Gettysburg
Golden Age of Railroads
Great American Fighter Pilots of World War II
Great Men of Medicine
Guadalcanal Diary
Hawaii: Gem of the Pacific
Hero of Trafalgar: The Story of Lord Nelson
Heroines of the Early West
The Hudson's Bay Company
Jesus of Nazareth
Joan of Arc
John F. Kennedy and PT-109
John James Audubon
John Paul Jones, Fighting Sailor
Julius Caesar
King Arthur and His Knights
Kit Carson and the Wild Frontier
The Landing of the Pilgrims
Lawrence of Arabia
Lee and Grant at Appomattox
Leonardo da Vinci
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Life of Saint Patrick
The Life of Saint Paul
Lincoln and Douglas: The Years of Decision
The Louisiana Purchase
The Magna Charta
The Man Who Changed China: The Story of Sun Yat-sen
Marie Antoinette
The Marquis de Lafayette: Bright Sword for Freedom
Martin Luther
Mary: Queen of Scots
Medal of Honor Heroes
Medical Corps Heroes of World War II
Midway: Battle for the Pacific
The Mississippi Bubble: The fantastic swindle that turned France upside down but lent magic to a new land beyond the sea
The Monitor and the Merrimac: And Other Naval Battles
Mr. Bell Invents the Telephone
Mysterious Voyage of Captain Kidd
Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo
Old Ironsides: The Fighting Constitution
Our Independence and the Constitution
The Panama Canal
Paul Revere and the Minute Men
Peter Stuyvesant of Old New York
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
The Pirate LaFitte and the Battle of New Orleans
Pocahontas and Captain John Smith
The Pony Express
Prehistoric America
Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada
Queen Victoria
Remember the Alamo!
The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
Robert E. Lee and the Road of Honor
Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
Rogers' Rangers and the French & Indian War
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Sam Houston: The Tallest Texan
The Santa Fe Trail
The Seabees of World War II
Sequoyah: Leader of the Cherokees
Simón Bolívar: The Great Liberator
The Sinking of the Bismarck
The Slave Who Freed Haiti: The Story of Toussaint Louverture
Stonewall Jackson
The Story of Albert Schweitzer
The Story of Atomic Energy
The Story of Australia
The Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944
The Story of Oklahoma
The Story of San Francisco: From the Founding of the Port in 1775 to the Present Day
The Story of Scotland Yard
The Story of Submarines
The Story of the Naval Academy
The Story of the Paratroops
The Story of the Secret Service
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies
The Story of the U.S. Air Force
The Story of the U.S. Coast Guard
The Story of the U.S. Marines
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
The Swamp Fox of the Revolution
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
The Texas Rangers
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
Thomas Jefferson: Father of Democracy
Tippecanoe and Tyler, too!
To California by Covered Wagon
Trappers and Traders of the Far West
The U.S. Border Patrol: The Exciting Story of the Men who Guard America's Borders
The U.S. Frogmen of World War II
The United Nations in War and Peace
Up the Trail from Texas
The Vikings
The Voyages of Christopher Columbus
The Voyages of Henry Hudson
Walk in Space: The Story of Project Gemini
Walter Raleigh: Man of Two Worlds
War Chief of the Seminoles
The War in Korea: 1950 - 1953
The West Point Story
Wild Bill Hickok Tames the West
Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater
William Penn: Quaker Hero
William the Conqueror
Winston Churchill: The Courageous Adventurer, The Rebellious Politician, The Inspiring War Leader
The Winter at Valley Forge
The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Women of Courage
The World's Greatest Showman: The Life of P. T. Barnum
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation
Wyatt Earp: U.S. Marshal
Young Mark Twain and the Mississippi