Books by David Nasaw

David Nasaw is the author of the nationally bestselling biography The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, winner of the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and finalist for the Nati


Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It did not, and nothing came easy to any of the Kennedys, that tragic clan, who continue to fascinate. Exhaustive yet accessible, Nasaw's book illuminates."
Sprawling, highly readable biography of the dynast and larger-than-life figure whose presence still haunts American political life. Read full book review >
ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >
THE CHIEF by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"A full-length portrait that effectively corrects the Citizen Kane caricature. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the man who built the nation's first great media empire and saw its potential for shaping political discourse, influencing elections, and setting the national agenda. Read full book review >
GOING OUT by David Nasaw
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Elegant, well-researched Americana, highlighting both the sweet excitement of a golden age and the bitter racism that helped it thrive. (Illustrations—not seen)"
 Another sparkling urban cultural history from Nasaw (History/The College of Staten Island; Children of the City, 1985, etc.), chronicling the great entertainment arenas—movie palaces, amusement parks, World Fairs, ballparks, etc.—of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which, he says, helped to heat and stir the American melting pot. Read full book review >