Books by David Laskin

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An ambitious, experimental look at exodus, acclimatization and culture with a cast as diverse as any family photo album."
A Jewish writer explores his heritage in a speculative family history that mirrors the triumphs and tragedies of the 20th century. Read full book review >
THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD by David Laskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A suspenseful disaster narrative."
Popular historian Laskin (Partisans, 2000, etc.) gives an engrossing if speculative account of a brutal 1888 blizzard that signaled the end of optimism on the Great Plains. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

A largely anecdotal account, covering the late 1930s to the late '60s, of what Alfred Kazin called "a tiny incestuous fiefdom": the intellectual couples around the Partisan Review, perhaps the era's most influential cultural and political journal. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

An anecdotal and enjoyable popularization of the history and science of meteorology and weather forecasting in North America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A pedestrian effort that says little new or enlightening about these literary lives or the nature of friendship."
The author of The Little Girl Book (not reviewed) attempts in his adoring study to view eight American authors' lives and works in the context of their major literary friendships. Read full book review >