Books by Jonathan Eig

ALI by Jonathan Eig
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An exemplary life of an exemplary man who, despite a few missteps, deserves to be remembered long into the future."
Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), the recently departed, self-styled greatest, gets an appropriately outsized—and first-rate—biography. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A well-paced, page-turning popular history featuring a lively, character-driven blend of scientific discovery and gender politics."
Former Wall Street Journal reporter Eig (Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster, 2010, etc.) recounts the origin story of the oral contraceptive—"the pill"—as a scientific answer to a cultural conundrum: how to have sex without pregnancy. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2010

"An impressive, accessible history of a troubled time."
Scrupulously researched account of the men who made the 1920s roar, and the straight-arrows who stopped them. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2007

"Those looking for a cogent analysis of Robinson's impact on the civil-rights movement and the tribulations faced by a man thrust into the role of trailblazer will be justly rewarded, but they'll have to sit through nine innings to get to it."
An entertaining and equitable examination of Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking rookie season. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2005

"One of those sports biographies that transcends sports."
A baseball icon, as never before portrayed. Read full book review >