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.

Released: June 14, 2011

"A sharp work of cross-disciplinary criticism that gives new power to a diminished novel."
A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts. Read full book review >
WAKING GIANT by David S. Reynolds
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 >
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
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 >
Released: April 10, 1995

"Perhaps then, this may be exemplary scholarship not just for our time, but for all times. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections)"
This absorbing portrait of America's greatest poetic personality contains multitudes, all right. Read full book review >