Books by Greg Mitchell

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A gripping page-turner that thrills like fiction."
The story of desperate East Germans crossing over, digging under, and crashing through the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"A lucid chronology of error, worthy of shelving alongside the best of the Iraq books to date."
As Keith Olbermann reminds us every weeknight, it's been some 1,750 days and counting since George Bush crowed, "Mission accomplished!" Editor & Publisher editor Mitchell further rubs Bush's nose in it, and commemorates other erroneous nabobs as well. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Convincing and impassioned without being maudlin."
Though they tread familiar ground while observing the impact of state-sanctioned violence on society, the co-authors of Hiroshima in America (1995) have nonetheless written a compelling censure of capital punishment in America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Revealing in details, but superficial in analyzing how Douglas, like later liberal Michael Dukakis, was so vulnerable to conservatives' media manipulation. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
As he did in The Campaign of the Century (1992), about Upton Sinclair's 1934 California gubernatorial campaign, Mitchell here explores a legendary forerunner of modern mass-media elections: the 1950 Senate contest between Richard Nixon and Helen Gahagan Douglas. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 1995

"Eloquent, somber, and immensely thought-provoking. (Book-of- the-Month Club/History Book Club featured alternates)"
Noted authors Lifton (Protean Self, 1993, etc.) and Mitchell (The Campaign of the Century, 1992) ``explore what happened to America as a consequence of Hiroshimaboth the bomb's existence in the world, and our having used it.'' In a painstaking and painful psycho-historical analysis, the authors are concerned with examining the motivations of those who made the decisions, particularly Truman, and the effects of that decision on Truman and on the development of subsequent US policy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"An entertaining chronicle of the consummation of the unholy alliance of Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A colorful account of California's 1934 gubernatorial race, a forerunner of today's high-decibel, high-tech electioneering. Read full book review >