David S. Brown
In 2006 he published Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography which was the University of Chicago Press's nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History. The book explores the life and times of the noted Columbia University historian, Richard Hofstadter.
His most recent work, published in 2009, is a study of Midwestern historians and their influence on the American historical profession entitled Beyond the Frontier: The Midwestern Voice in American Historical Writing.
- Thomas Jefferson: A Biographical Companion, ABC-Clio Inc. 1998 ISBN 0-87436-949-5
- Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography, University of Chicago Press 2006 ISBN 0-226-07640-7
- Beyond the Frontier: The Midwestern Voice in American Historical Writing, University of Chicago Press 2009 ISBN 0-226-07651-2