Books by David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he received his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D.


HISTORY
Released: June 14, 2011

A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts.

Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin has a battered reputation, not least in the way the term "Uncle Tom" has become an epithet for somebody who sells out his own race. Read full book review >

WAKING GIANT by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A remarkable synthesis, impressive on many levels."
Award-winning historian Reynolds (English, American Studies/City Univ. of New York; John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, 2005, etc.) charts the political, cultural, economic, artistic, scientific and religious currents roiling America from the Era of Good Feelings to the verge of the Civil War. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2005

"Engrossing and timely, offering astute, thorough coverage of America's premier iconoclast and the cultural stage upon which he played his role."
Cradle-to-moldering-grave biography of America's homegrown abolitionist terrorist. Read full book review >
WALT WHITMAN by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Precise and provocative, learned and lucid. (12 b&w illustrations)"
A concise and well-considered summary of the forces—biographical, social, cultural—that combined in fashioning our most original and democratic poetic voice. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 10, 1995

This absorbing portrait of America's greatest poetic personality contains multitudes, all right. Read full book review >