Books by Jules Witcover

Jules Witcover, syndicated by (Chicago) Tribune Media Services, has written on politics for the Newhouse Newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Star, and the Baltimore Sun. He has written more than a dozen books, including


THE AMERICAN VICE PRESIDENCY by Jules Witcover
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Extremely impressive research informs this valuable book of American history."
A veteran journalist who has published copiously about the vice presidency offers an exhaustive survey. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Witcover is not often deeply reflective—not until the final chapter—and some passages have a cut-and-paste character, but his intimate accounts of American politics over the past 50 years are always engaging, ever intelligent."
A veteran political journalist narrates his journey from typewriter to Internet, from JFK to GWB. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"We'll see, come 2004. In the meanwhile, a useful primer."
Right in time for the 2004 campaign: a sprawling, capable history of a party that, like its opposition (see Lewis Gould's Grand Old Party, above), has long had trouble deciding just what its politics are. Read full book review >
NO WAY TO PICK A PRESIDENT by Jules Witcover
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A nice contribution, but Witcover is chronicling an apathy-generating system his efforts are unlikely to overcome."
A pleasantly informative look at a depressingly familiar topic. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

"As an overview of 1968, several books, notably Stephen Spender's The Year of the Young Rebels and Todd Gitlin's The Sixties, cover the same ground, and much better."
An overblown snapshot of a tumultuous year. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Horror, farce, and tragedy—in one vivid, if not particularly enlightening, package."
From John Adams to Dan Quayle, the vice-presidency seems the best refutation of the theory of evolution. Read full book review >