Books by Eric Burns

Eric Burns is the host of FOX News Channel's acclaimed Fox News Watch, a weekly half-hour program that "covers the coverage," reporting not on the major stories of the day but on the way the media are covering those stories. The recipient of an Emmy Aw

Released: March 14, 2017

"A new light on the Roosevelt clan that serves as illumination of the short life of an unhappy man."
An exploration of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and her idealization of the father she hardly knew. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN LAD by Eric Burns
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A minor but solid, very well-written contribution to the vast literature surrounding Teddy Roosevelt."
A storied family is broken apart by its patriarch's devotion to war and the quest for honor. Read full book review >
1920 by Eric Burns
Released: May 15, 2015

"In this delightfully readable book, the author expertly shows how those affected by the Great War linked together, nourished each other and really did change the world."
In a fascinating work about a remarkable year, former NBC News correspondent Burns (Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: Television's Conquest of America in the Fifties, 2010, etc.) shows us what put the roar in the Roaring '20s.Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"As he did in Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism (2006), Burns finds a fresh way to tilt history's looking glass to reveal additional facets of these compelling men."
They created a republic, but they also set in motion the celebrity machine that rages out of control in our own era. Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 2006

"Important, informative, amusing, surprising and even cautionary—a pity it's not more gracefully told."
From Boston's first four-page News-Letter (1690) to the death of George Washington (1799): a quick, illuminating history of the rise of American journalism. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"In this switch in medium from the box to the book, Burns has a more or less effective forum for his pop critiques."
An autodidact's breezy digest of the historical and personal importance of the book, with few intellectual pretensions and only a couple of political and cultural ones. Read full book review >
Released: May 26, 1993

"Burns renders his blues with an almost unfailing ear, and if he occasionally hits a wrong note (an episode on Jessica Savitch seems unnecessarily mean-spirited), he's redeemed by his sharp observations, comedic timing, and rare self-understanding."
A crisp report, both funny and sad, on the career of a TV-news correspondent. Read full book review >