Books by Andrew Pettegree

Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An informative history of a man of 'adamantine strengths and…very human weaknesses' who incited a theological revolution."
Anticipating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Royal Historical Society vice president Pettegree (Modern History/Univ. of St. Andrews; The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself, 2014, etc.) offers a cogent and authoritative overview of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and of the burgeoning printing industry that disseminated his ideas.Read full book review >
THE INVENTION OF NEWS by Andrew Pettegree
Released: March 25, 2014

"Was the newspaper an instrument of liberation or control? Can any news be trusted? Is the free flow of information essential to a democracy? Learned and well-written, Pettegree's book ventures fruitful answers."
From imperial messenger and town crier to Citizen Kane: a vigorous history of the rise of the news business. Read full book review >