Books by Gail Collins

Released: June 4, 2012

"A timely portrait of Texas delivered with Collins' unique brand of insightful humor."
New York Times political columnist Collins (When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, 2009, etc.) zeroes in on what makes Texas so important and why the rest of the country needs to know and care about what's happening there. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Although more a journalist than a historian, Collins has done her homework and written a lively, opinionated portrait of early-19th-century America and the modestly talented general who briefly became president."
This splendid series of slim biographies nears completion with a satisfying life of our ninth and least important president. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 14, 2009

"A revelatory book for readers of both sexes, and sure to become required reading for any American women's-studies course."
The impressive sequel to America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (2003).Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Informative and entertaining, full of vivid stories that reveal not only what women were doing but how they felt about it."
Illuminating cultural history of American women from the first colonists to the present day. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1998

"The book does go on (25 pages on Grover Cleveland is quite enough), but Collins, a veteran political observer and a member of the New York Times editorial board, offers a good read that puts present political scandals into historical perspective."
If you think President Clinton is engulfed in rumor and innuendo, consider John Fremont. Read full book review >