Books by Eric Jay Dolin

Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A general lack of records compromises Dolin's efforts, leaving one wanting to know more about notorious pirates such as Blackbeard and Edward Low. Nonetheless, the author offers an informative and often entertaining blend of narrative history and analysis that should appeal to a general audience."
A brief but intriguing history of piracy's heyday. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"A rich, highly readable examination of the seeds of poppies, trade, greed, grandeur and an international partnership that remains uneasy and perilous."
The author of Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (2010) returns with the story of America's first voyages to the Middle Kingdom, where Americans and Chinese looked at each other with wonder, alarm and calculation. Read full book review >
Released: July 12, 2010

"A delightful history, reminding readers that while noble ideals led to the settling of the United States, the fur trade paid the bills."
The fascinating story of the fur trade, full of heroism, greed, violence and political conflict. Read full book review >