Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform (Yale University Press, 2011).
Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism (Basic Books, 2007).
The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications (Basic Books, 2004). Goldsmith Book Prize.
The Logic of Health Care Reform, rev. and enlarged edition (Penguin, 1994); orig. ed. (Grand Rounds Press, 1992).
The Politics of Numbers: The Population of the United States in the 1980s (Russell Sage, 1987), edited with William Alonso.
The Social Transformation of American Medicine (Basic Books, 1982 [actually published in January 1983]). 1984 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction; Bancroft Prize in American History, C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Social Problems, and James Hamilton Prize of the American College of Health Care Executives.
The Discarded Army: Veterans After Vietnam (Charterhouse, 1974), assisted by James Henry and Raymond Bonner. Introduction by Ralph Nader.
The University Crisis Reader, 2 vols., edited with Immanuel Wallerstein (Random House, 1971).
Up Against the Ivy Wall, with Jerry Avorn and others (Atheneum, 1968).