Robert Hugh Ferrell (May 8, 1921 – August 8, 2018)[3] was an American historian and a prolific author or editor of more than 60 books on a wide range of topics, including the U.S. presidency, World War I, and U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy. One of the country’s leading historians,[4] Ferrell was widely considered the preeminent authority on the administration of Harry S. Truman,[5] and also wrote books about half a dozen other 20th-century presidents. He was thought by many in the field to be the “dean of American diplomatic historians,” a title he disavowed.

Books written by Robert H. Ferrell

Frank B. Kellogg and Henery L. Stimson (American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy, Vol 11)1963
George C. Marshall 1947 1949
(American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy #15)
1966
Peace in Their Time: The Origins of the Kellogg-Briand Pact1968
American Diplomacy: A History1969
Foundations of American Diplomacy, 1775-18721969
American Diplomacy in the Great Depression: Hoover-Stimson Foreign Policy, 1929-19331969
America as a world power, 1872-19451971
America in a Divided World, 1945-19721975
The Eisenhower Diaries1976
The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman1980
Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman1980
Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-19591983
The Almanac of American History1983
Truman, A Centenary Remembrance1984
The Twentieth Century An Almanac1984
The Presidents: A Reference History1984
Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-211985
Fighting Soldier: The AEF in 19181986
American Diplomacy: The Twentieth Century1987
Atlas Of American History1990
Harry S. Truman: His Life on the Family Farms1991
Truman in the White House: The Diary of Eben A. Ayers1991
Ill-Advised: Presidential Health and Public Trust1992
Grace Coolidge: An Autobiography1993
Choosing Truman: The Democratic Convention Of 19441994
Holding the Line: The Third Tennesse Regiment 1861-18641994
Harry S. Truman: A Life1996
Harry S. Truman and the Bomb: A Documentary History1996
Harry S. Truman1996
Dictionary of American History1996

Harry S. Truman and the Modern American Presidency
1997
The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge1998
The Dying President: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-19451998
The Strange Deaths of President Harding1998
Truman and Pendergast1999
The Kansas City Investigation: Pendergast’s Downfall, 1938-19391999
A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-19182000
A Colonel in the Armored Divisions: A Memoir, 1941-19452001
In the Philippines and Okinawa: A Memoir, 1945-19482001
Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division2004
Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I2004
A Soldier in World War I: The Diary of Elmer W. Sherwood2004
Trench Knives and Mustard Gas: With the 42nd Rainbow Division in France2004
Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I2005
Presidential Leadership: From Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman2005
Harry S. Truman and the Cold War Revisionists2006
America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 19182007
Argonne Days in World War I2007
Grace Coolidge: The People’s Lady in Silent Cal’s White House2008
The Question of MacArthur’s Reputation: Côte De Châtillon, October 14-16, 19182008
In the Company of Generals: The World War I Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole2009
Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division
in World War I
2011
Reminiscences of Conrad S. Babcock: The Old U.S. Army and the New, 1898-19182012
Monterrey Is Ours!: The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Dana, 1845-18472014