Books by Michael D’Antonio

CANCERLAND by David Scadden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"Illuminating reading on the legacy of a cancer authority."
Stories of loss and hope from distinguished Harvard oncologist Scadden. Read full book review >
A CONSEQUENTIAL PRESIDENT by Michael D’Antonio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Sometimes overly gushing and perhaps premature but bolstered with enough evidence."
An overview of President Barack Obama's two-term presidency: his successes, failures, and incompletions. Read full book review >
NEVER ENOUGH by Michael D’Antonio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An evenhandedly written and aptly timed glimpse of the man behind the mogul."
A straightforward biography of the billionaire Republican presidential hopeful. Read full book review >
Released: April 9, 2013

"Riveting and fascinating—sure to serve future generations well as they look back on this era."
Nearly three decades of scandal, expertly exposed. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2009

"First-rate cultural history from a writer who touches almost all bases."
In this revisionist version of the Dodgers' exodus from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, viewed by many as a journey from Eden to Sodom, the Prime Mover emerges as less like Satan and more like Moses—visionary, flawed and ultimately justified. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Recovers for a new generation the thrill of a pioneer quest and the spirit of an age that already seems like ancient history."
A genial look at the earliest days of the space race. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Wide-ranging social history underpins a well-told, balanced account of the candy man, his business and his milieu."
Pulitzer Prize-winner D'Antonio (The State Boys' Rebellion, 2004, etc.) provides a solid biography of the man whose name lives on through his eponymous chocolate bar. Read full book review >
THE STATE BOYS REBELLION by Michael D’Antonio
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Gross injustice wrought by pseudo-science seen intimately from the inside."
A dip into the appalling archives of an American movement to institutionalize the "feeble-minded" that persisted well into the 1970s. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2003

"'Perhaps the fact that I chased so many dreams explains why I ultimately fell from grace.' No, McNall fell from grace—if there was any—because he was a crook who got caught. (8 pp. b&w photo insert, not seen)"
A grim tale of the glamorous life and the fraud that kept it aloft until all came tumbling down, told with an annoying measure of self-serving drivel by wheeler-dealer and ex-jailbird McNall. Read full book review >
TOUR ’72 by Michael D’Antonio
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A passionate, informed guide to the bellwether season that now can be seen as a turning point for golf, on the road out of the sporting shadows to become, remarkably, a glamour game."
From Pulitzer Prize-winner D'Antonio (Tin Cup Dreams, 2000, etc.), an enjoyable memory ride through the golf calendar of 1972, when Jack Nicklaus made a stab at the Slam. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

Esteban Toledo, one of professional golf's perennial "grinders," is the subject of this superb effort by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter D'Antonio (Atomic Harvest, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Even in the notorious company of Love Canal, Three Mile Island, and Savannah River, Hanford can lay claim to the ugliest legacy of all—and D'Antonio chronicles it with such force that his pages fairly buzz with his outrage. (Eight-page b&w photo insert- -not seen)"
Downwind might be great for hunting, says Pulitzer-winning journalist D'Antonio (Heaven On Earth, 1991, etc.), but it's definitely not the place to be if you happen to live near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Congenial, colorful, without profound insight—much like, judging from this tour, most of the New Age movement itself."
A budding Marco Polo of religiosity, D'Antonio—who mapped Christian fundamentalism in Fall from Grace (1989)—now offers a cautiously enthusiastic survey of even further reaches of faith: America's outposts of New Age belief. Read full book review >