Books by David Von Drehle

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A thoroughly engaging examination of the irreversible changes emerging from a year when the nation's very survival remained in doubt."
A historian zeroes in on the year Lincoln found his footing as president and set the country on a bold new course. Read full book review >
TRIANGLE by David Von Drehle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Compelling, in-depth look at a tragedy that deserves to be better remembered. (8-page b&w insert, not seen)"
A vivid recounting of the 1911 blaze that until the World Trade Center attack was the worst workplace disaster in New York history. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"A powerful argument that we should all avoid sloganeering about the death penalty and think more carefully about justice. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Washington Post reporter Drehle (formerly of the Miami Herald) crafts a gripping narrative traversing the world of the death penalty. ``Twenty men have been sentenced to die under Florida's modern death penalty laws for every one who has been executed,'' he writes. ``Nothing but chance has separated those who live from those who died.'' Though he reviews (and refutes) the standard prodeath penalty arguments of deterrence and retribution, Drehle's concern is with the flawed system in practice. Read full book review >