The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice
Oxford University Press, May 2015

Failing Liberty 101: How We Are Leaving Young Americans Unprepared for Citizenship in a Free Society
Hoover Institution Press, April 2011

The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life
Free Press, April 2008

Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in Our Homes and Schools
Free Press, August 1996

The Moral Child: Nurturing Children’s Natural Moral Growth
Free Press, April 1990

Some Do Care: Contemporary Lives of Moral Commitment
By Anne Colby and William Damon
Free Press, June 1994

Good Work: Where Excellence and Ethics Meet
Publisher: Basic Books
Pub. Date: September 2002


Bringing in a New Era in Character Education
Hoover Institution Press, January 2002

Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving
Indiana University Press, November 2006

Noble Purpose: The Joy of Living a Meaningful Life
Templeton Foundation Press,
September 2003


Moral Advantage: How to Succeed in Business by Doing the Right Thing
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,
September 2004