Books by Denis Boyles

Released: June 7, 2016

"A well-researched, brightly told history of the men and women who saved a great compendium of knowledge."
How grit and determination created an encyclopedia for the modern world. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"A conversational, amusing, instructive look at a landscape too many Americans merely fly over or—if they think of it at all—misunderstand."
To the question posed by Thomas Frank's bestselling What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004), a journalist responds, much as the Emporia Gazette's William Allen White did in 1896: "Nothing under the shining sun." Read full book review >
Released: June 28, 1991

"Vivid writing, well-chosen anecdotes, illuminating facts, and a special knack for finding and delineating memorable characters make this a treat for those who delight in the offbeat, always objective, and never pompous travel book."
Another splendidly keen-eyed and cant-free book from Boyles (African Lives, 1988), who takes the old travel chestnut—a journey by train in the wilds—and turns it into a tart but not unsympathetic commentary on East Africa, past and present. Read full book review >