Books by Clay Risen

Released: June 4, 2019

"A revelatory history of America's grasp for power."
A lively exploration of how "intervene first, ask questions later" became America's foreign policy beginning with the Spanish-American War. Read full book review >
THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> DISUNION by Ted Widmer
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An excellent teaching tool, perfect for libraries."
Noted academics, scholars, editors, and historians contribute to a collection of fresh, provocative essays on the Civil War, first published in digital form by the New York Times. Read full book review >
THE BILL OF THE CENTURY by Clay Risen
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Well-researched but sometimes tedious."
A journalist's in-depth, behind-the-scenes account of the unsung congressional and White House heroes who helped the Civil Rights Act become the law of the land. Read full book review >