Books by Evan Thomas

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An astute, thoroughly engaging portrayal."
The beatification of President Dwight Eisenhower continues in this keen character study. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2010

"A lively, well-rounded look at politics and personalities in late-19th-century America."
A dynamic examination of America's rush into the Spanish-American War. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A competent inquiry into a naval battle that, Thomas ably shows, deserves more study."
The paths of four different seaborne warriors—two Japanese, two Americans—collide at the now-overlooked Battle of Leyte Gulf, the "gory apex," mother of all sea battles. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fine slice of American military and revolutionary history—good for commodores in the making, too."
Sturdy, seaworthy life of the Scottish-born hero of the American Revolution, whom John Adams characterized as "the most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." Read full book review >
ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. The Office of Strategic Services was a favorite refuge of callow Ivy Leaguers during WW II. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 31, 1991

Engagingly, Newsweek Washington bureau-chief Thomas tells the colorful story of the controversial criminal lawyer who defended spies, mobsters, demagogues, and even industrialists from legal punishment, but who left moral judgments to the ``majestic vengeance of God.'' In many ways, Williams's career was unique. Read full book review >