Books by Jackson Lears

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Large-scale history with an intimate touch."
A cultural historian looks at America's "age of regeneration" between the end of the Civil War and World War I. Read full book review >
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by Jackson Lears
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Likely to put the casual reader in fear of a pop quiz: well written, but too much of a good thing."
Cultural historian Lears (Fables of Abundance, 1994, etc.) thoughtfully reviews the American reverence for grace, fortune, and luck all the way from primeval casting of lots down to last week's bingo in the church basement. Read full book review >