Books by Jr. Reston

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2009

"A competent account of a spectacularly eventful historical period."
The history of an "epic clash of civilizations." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Moving."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Reston (Dogs of God, 2005, etc.) tells a harrowing, personal story about parenting a sick daughter. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Rarely has medieval history seemed so urgent."
A riveting portrait of 15th-century Spain, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Reston, the concluding volume in a quartet of books that "have peered into dark corners of Christian Church history" (Warriors of God, 2001, etc). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A remarkably intimate and engagingly detailed account of pre-modern violence and obsession—with the principal figures robustly portrayed."
An exacting, compulsively readable narrative of the Third Crusade's (1187-92) protracted battle of wills between Richard I and Saladin. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 1998

"A thoughtful, briskly told narrative that makes the period come alive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
In this lively, absorbing "saga" of Europe (which, the author makes clear, is as much imaginative re-creation as history) at the end of the last millennium, Reston (Galileo, 1994, etc.) depicts a turbulent Europe as expectant of an imminent apocalypse as are today's doomsayers. Read full book review >
GALILEO by Jr. Reston
Released: May 18, 1994

"Readily accessible, the book is an interesting character study and political biography of the great scientist."
This readable biography of the 17th-century scientist and mathematician is long on politics and personality and short on science and math. Read full book review >
DEADLINE by Jr. Reston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1991

Two-time Pulitzer-winner Reston (Reston's Washington, 1986, etc.) recalls with verve and good humor his life and times, including 50 years as reporter, Washington bureau chief, executive editor, and columnist for The New York Times. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1991

"A sorry story, told with guts and verve."
A collision indeed—an atomic explosion of sorts—as intelligence, grace, and arrogance (Giamatti) meet stupidity, sweat, and arrogance (Rose), with fallout that will affect the world of baseball for decades to come. Read full book review >