Civil War Jacket The Presidents Cover

The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War and The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents

(Hyperion, 2011, 2012)

These two books consist of one-page stories and mini-essays that bring history to life for the general history lover. The History Channel has promoted both titles.

Teachers United

Teachers United

(SUNY Press, 2007)

Using first-hand accounts by rank-and-file teachers and leaders such as Al Shanker, I document how teachers, once underpaid and hopelessly divided, finally organized in New York, lifting themselves from the underclass to the middle class to become a formidable grassroots progressive force able to elect U.S. senators.