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Albert Marrin (born July 24, 1936) is an American historian, professor of history and author of more than forty juvenile non-fiction books.


He was born in New York City. He graduated from City College of New York, Yeshiva University and Columbia University. He taught in the public schools New York City. He is chairman of the history department at Yeshiva University.

He lives with his wife in the Bronx, New York.


  • 2008 National Humanities Medal
  • Carter G. Woodson Award
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
  • James Madison Book Award
  • Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award.


  • The Church of England in the first world war, Columbia University., 1968
  • Sir Norman Angell, Twayne Publishers, 1979, ISBN: 978-0-8057-7725-3
  • The airman's war: World War II in the sky, Atheneum, 1982, ISBN: 978-0-689-30907-6
  • Overlord: D-Day and the invasion of Europe, Atheneum, 1982, ISBN: 978-0-689-30931-1
  • Victory in the Pacific, Atheneum, 1983
  • The sea rovers: pirates, privateers, and buccaneers, Atheneum, 1984, ISBN: 978-0-689-31029-4
  • War clouds in the West: Indians & cavalrymen, 1860-1890, Atheneum, 1984, ISBN: 978-0-689-31066-9
  • The secret armies: spies, counterspies, and saboteurs in World War II, Atheneum, 1985, ISBN: 978-0-689-31165-9
  • 1812, the war nobody won, Atheneum, 1985, ISBN: 978-0-689-31075-1
  • Aztecs and Spaniards: Cortés and the conquest of Mexico, Atheneum, 1986, ISBN: 978-0-689-31176-5
  • The Yanks are coming: the United States in the first World War, Atheneum, 1986, ISBN: 978-0-689-31209-0
  • Hitler, Viking Kestrel, 1987, ISBN: 978-0-670-81546-3
  • Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars, 1690-1760, Atheneum, 1987, ISBN: 978-0-689-31313-4
  • The war for independence: the story of the American Revolution, Atheneum, 1988, ISBN: 978-0-689-31390-5
  • Inca & Spaniard: Pizarro and the conquest of Peru, Atheneum, 1989, ISBN: 978-0-689-31481-0
  • Mao Tse-tung and his China, Viking Kestrel, 1989, ISBN: 978-0-670-82940-8
  • The Spanish–American War, Atheneum, 1991, ISBN: 978-0-689-31663-0
  • America and Vietnam: the elephant and the tiger, Viking, 1992, ISBN: 978-0-670-84063-2
  • Stalin Puffin Books, 1993, ISBN: 978-0-14-032605-5
  • Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars, Puffin Books, 1993, ISBN: 978-0-14-036479-8
  • Cowboys, Indians, and gunfighters: the story of the cattle kingdom, Atheneum, 1993, ISBN: 978-0-689-31774-3
  • Virginia's general: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War, Atheneum, 1994, ISBN: 978-0-689-31838-2
  • Unconditional surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War, Atheneum, 1994, ISBN: 978-0-689-31837-5
  • The sea king: Sir Francis Drake and his times, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995, ISBN: 978-0-689-31887-0
  • Plains warrior: Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1996, ISBN: 978-0-689-80081-8
  • Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Dutton Children's Books, 1997, ISBN: 978-0-525-45822-7
  • Empires lost and won: the Spanish heritage in the Southwest, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997, ISBN: 978-0-689-80414-4
  • Terror of the Spanish Main: Sir Henry Morgan and his buccaneers, Dutton Children's Books, 1999, ISBN: 978-0-525-45942-2
  • Sitting Bull and his world, Dutton Children's Books, 2000, ISBN: 978-0-525-45944-6
  • George Washington and the founding of a nation, Dutton Children's Books, 2001, ISBN: 978-0-525-46481-5
  • Dr. Jenner and the speckled monster: the search for the smallpox vaccine, Dutton Children's Books, 2002, ISBN: 978-0-525-46922-3
  • Secrets from the rocks: dinosaur hunting with Roy Chapman Andrews, Illustrator Albert Marrin, Dutton Children's Books, 2002, ISBN: 978-0-525-46743-4
  • Old Hickory: Andrew Jackson and the American People, Dutton Children's Books, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-525-47293-3
  • Oh, Rats!: the story of rats and people, Illustrator C. B. Mordan, Dutton Children's Books, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-525-47762-4
  • Saving the Buffalo, Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-439-71854-7
  • Commander and Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, 2007
  • The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America, Dutton Children's Books, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-525-47659-7
  • Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl, 2009
  • Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy, 2011
  • Little Monsters: The Creatures That Live on Us and in Us, 2011
  • Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives, 2012
  • A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery, 2014
  • Thomas Paine, Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation, 2014
  • FDR and the American Crisis, 2015
  • Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, 2016
  • Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918, 2018
  • A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust, 2019
  • A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War, 2021
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