US Government History

The U.S. Government Printing Office is pleased to present this collection of publications which reflect the rich history and important contributions of various agencies and departments from across the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the U.S. Federal Government.

Best Selling US Government History Publications

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The need for a comprehensive treatise on the Constitution was apparent to Congress from early in the 20th century. In 1911, the Senate Manual (a compilation of the Senate’s parliamentary procedures) included the United States Constitution and...

Price: $33.00
The Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949-2016

The Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949-2016

By: Defense Dept., Office of the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint History Office

GPO Stock # 008-020-01636-5 ISBN: 9780160933219

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer.  He presides over the Joint Chiefs and provides military advice to the civilian leadership.  Soon after the JCS came into existence during World War...

Price: $101.00
A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

By: Justice Dept., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Public Affairs

GPO Stock # 027-001-00101-3 ISBN: 9780160933486

In 2013, the president signed into law the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012, which granted the attorney general the authority to assist in the investigation of “violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use...

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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2011, Book 2

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2011, Book 2, July 1, Through December 31, 2011

By: National Archives and Records Administration, Office of the Federal Register

GPO Stock # 069-000-00218-8 ISBN: 9780160921681

Public Papers of the Presidents series for President Clinton. Contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented...

Price: $163.00
When the Akimotos Went to War: An Untold Story Of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifi

When the Akimotos Went to War: An Untold Story Of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II

By: American Battle Monuments Commission

GPO Stock # 052-088-00001-1 ISBN: 9780979026645

An American story of heroism in the face of discrimination

The newly released non-fiction book, When the Akimotos Went to War: An untold story of family, patriotism and sacrifice during World War II, captures the story of...

Price: $15.00
Congressional Directory 2015-2016, 114th Congress(casebound)

Congressional Directory 2015-2016, 114th Congress (Hardcover)

By: Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

GPO Stock # 052-070-07688-7 ISBN: 9780160929960

The hardcover edition of the Official Congressional Directory (also known as Congressional Directory) is the official directory of the United States Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) and published by the United States...

Price: $60.00
Congressional Directory 2015-2016, 114th Congress(paperbound)

Congressional Directory 2015-2016, 114th Congress (Paperback)

By: Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

GPO Stock # 052-070-07687-9 ISBN: 9780160929977

The Official Congressional Directory (also known as Congressional Directory) is the official directory of the United States Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) and published by the United States Government Publishing...

Price: $45.00
The Greene Papers: General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietn

The Greene Papers: General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, January 1964-March 1965

By: Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, History Division

GPO Stock # 008-055-00267-2 ISBN: 9780991158898

During the Vietnam War for the First Time in History the Marine Corps Commandant Served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Greene Papers is an edited version of the personal papers of Gen. Wallace M. Greene, Jr.,...

Price: $59.00
This New Ocean: A History Of Project Mercury

This New Ocean: A History Of Project Mercury (Paperback Reprint)

By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

GPO Stock # 033-000-01210-1 ISBN: 9780160831676

Detailed history of Project Mercury, from the impetus caused by Soviet Cold War rocketry and Sputnik, to the early research on G-forces and human factors of manned space flight, to actual rocket design, development, astronaut selection, the space...

Price: $25.00
Toward "Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable": A History of the Foreign Relations of

Toward "Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable": A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series (Paperback)

By: State Dept., Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian

GPO Stock # 044-000-02676-7 ISBN: 9780160932120

Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable” explores the evolution of the Foreign Relations of the United States documentary history series from its antecedents in the early republic through the early 21st century implementation of its...

Price: $43.00
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