Books by Mark Hertsgaard

Released: Jan. 19, 2011

"Starkly clear and of utmost importance."
Climate change is well underway, writes Hertsgaard (The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World, 2002, etc.), and we must begin to adapt to it even as we work to stop it. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"It barks, it bites—but will anybody hear? Or feel?"
A verbal thrashing from a journalist who visited many countries and discovered that even as they adopt our pop culture and consume our Big Macs, they hate us for our greed, arrogance, ignorance, and more. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 6, 1999

"However barmy, however wishful Hertsgaard's prescriptions, he's got one thing right: when it comes to the environment, we remain the sorcerer's apprentice, and the mess only gets bigger. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Freelance journalist Hertsgaard (A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles, 1995, etc.) circles the earth to gauge the extent of environmental destruction and local peoples' attitude toward it—and, by extension, whether the species will survive the 21st century. Read full book review >
Released: March 21, 1995

"Lots of interesting facts, figures, and anecdotes, though Hertsgaard's insistence on making the Beatles' the musical equivalent of Picasso or Faulkner wears pretty thin. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Oddly imperial prose limns the music of the Fab Four, concentrating on the band rather than individual personalities. Read full book review >