Books by Michael Golay

Released: May 14, 2013

"Even at the time, many counseled patience and denounced government aid as socialistic, but few readers of this gripping, painful account of third-world-level poverty and despair will agree that it is the natural order."
Historian Golay (The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific, 2003, etc.) has mined the thousands of letters between Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickock (1893-1968) and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), as well as Hickok's reports, to present an unexpectedly horrific picture of America during a terrible time. Read full book review >
A RUINED LAND by Michael Golay
Released: Oct. 8, 1999

"A captivating, although deeply incomplete, book. (26 photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
A tautly woven narrative history of the last months of an awful war and the early days of a necessary peace. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"A riveting portrait of two men who felt they had outlived their historical moment."
Historical hindsight is always 20/20, as this otherwise thoughtful and well-written comparative biography of two important Civil War commanders shows. Read full book review >