Search - List of Books by Robert S. McElvaine

Robert S. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he has taught for thirty-five years. He is the author of seven books and the editor of three.

He is considered one of the world's leading historians of the Great Depression. His first two books on the Depression era have become standards in the field. America, 1929—1941, which came out in a new edition in 1993 and again in 2009, has been called "the best one-volume overview of the Great Depression." Two of his books have been named among the "Notable Books of the Year" by the New York Times Book Review, and three have been listed among the Editor's Choice "Bear in Mind" books in that publication.

McElvaine's articles and opinion pieces appear frequently in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The Nation. More than 100 of his articles have been published, some 60 of them in major national publications. He has been a guest on approximately 75 television and radio programs, including NBC's Today, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, BBC television and radio, and the Studs Terkel Show. McElvaine is a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

Professor McElvaine has served as historical consultant for several television programs, including the seven-episode PBS series The Great Depression. He has received many awards for his teaching, including a silver medal in the national Professor of the Year program of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and being named Millsaps College's Distinguished Professor in 2001 and won the Carnegie Endowment Professor of the Year Award in Mississippi in 2002.

McElvaine has read widely in fields including anthropology, human evolution, ancient history, and women's history, in order to offer a reinterpretation of the significance of sex in the unfolding of human history. For the past decade he has taught a course at Millsaps College titled "Sex, Religion, and Prehistory." He has lectured in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia on his ideas about the central influence on human history of various misconceptions and metaphors about sex that form the basis of Eve's Seed. The book has been favorably received by both general readers and academics. His ideas were also featured in a feature article in the Arts & Ideas section of the New York Times.

McElvaine’s latest book, The Hijacking of Religion in America (Crown, 2008) is described by the publisher as "a passionate and often hilarious wake-up call to Christians to reject the 'Right Reverends' who have stolen Jesus from Christianity and replaced His true message with 'ChristianityLite,' an easy, feel-good scheme that promises salvation without sacrifice."

In 2007, he wrote an extensive analysis of the economic conditions in comparison with those of the 1920s, "If (Economic) History Doesn't Repeat Itself, Does It Rhyme?" in which he predicted a coming collapse similar to what had happened in 1929. In 2009, Three Rivers (Crown) published a 25th anniversary edition of America, 1929—1941 with a comprehensive new introduction comparing the economic collapse of 2008 with that of 1929.

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Total Books: 14
Grand Theft Jesus The Hijacking of Religion in America
2009 - Grand Theft Jesus the Hijacking of Religion in America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307395801
ISBN-10: 0307395804
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The Great Depression America 1929-1941
2008 - The Great Depression America 1929-1941 (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439506691
ISBN-10: 1439506698
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Grand Theft Jesus The Hijacking of Religion in America
2008 - Grand Theft Jesus the Hijacking of Religion in America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780307395788
ISBN-10: 0307395782
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Depression and New Deal A History in Documents
2003 - The Depression and New Deal a History in Documents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195166361
ISBN-10: 0195166361
Genre: History
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Eve's Seed Biology the Sexes and the Course of History
Eve's Seed Biology the Sexes and the Course of History
2000 - Eve's Seed Biology the Sexes and the Course of History (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780071355285
ISBN-10: 0071355286
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The Depression and New Deal A History in Documents
1999 - The Depression and New Deal a History in Documents [Pages from History] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195104936
ISBN-10: 0195104935
Genre: Children's Books
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The Great Depression  America 1929-1941
1993 - The Great Depression America 1929-1941 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812923278
ISBN-10: 0812923278
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Great Depression
1985 - Great Depression (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812963434
ISBN-10: 0812963431
Genre: History
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The Great Depression
1984 - The Great Depression (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812910612
ISBN-10: 0812910613
Genre: History
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Mario Cuomo A Biography
Mario Cuomo a Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684189703
ISBN-10: 0684189704
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Teen & Young Adult
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Eve's Seed Biology the Sexes and the Course of History
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt [American Presidents Reference Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781568027029
ISBN-10: 1568027028
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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