Books by Michael Lind

Michael Lind is the best-selling author of a number of books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, including The Next American Nation (1995) and Hamilton’s Republic: Readings in American Democratic Nationalism (1997). A former editor or writer for Harper’s


LAND OF PROMISE by Michael Lind
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 17, 2012

"Timely, big-picture analysis that supplies vital context to our current economic and political moment."
The director of the New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program charts the technological innovations and the political response to those changes that have marked our economic history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2005

"A man with Lincoln's beliefs could never win a presidential election today, but as portrayed in these pages he could very well get shot."
Honest Abe was a white supremacist, a trade protectionist, a pro-industrialist—in short, a Henry Clay Whig whose greatest contribution to history was his insistence that the experiment in American freedom had relevance for the rest of the planet. Read full book review >
BLUEBONNET GIRL by Michael Lind
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2003

Those interested in regional folklore and flowers will find this retelling by first-time author Lind to be of special interest; all readers will find it to be a satisfying story of the origin of the Texas bluebonnet. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Long in vision, admirable in scope, vacuous in application."
A fast-paced, shotgun-style cornucopia of public-policy innovations intended to offer a cohesive agenda for revitalizing American politics, economy, and civil society. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A single-minded interpretation of the Vietnam War based on the author's conviction that the conflict's overriding issue was a Moscow-directed international communist conspiracy. Read full book review >

POWERTOWN by Michael Lind
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 26, 1996

A torpid, episodic novel set in Washington, D.C., by first- timer Lind (The Next American Nation, 1995), a neocon top player and former editor at The New Republic. The story, which lacks any very satisfying focus or sense of place, tracks the lives of a half dozen or so remarkably unappealing characters trying to make their way in America's capital city. Read full book review >

THE NEW REPUBLIC GUIDE TO THE ISSUES by Michael Lind
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

Joining a mighty stream of political titles appearing between now and Election Day, these 43 typically trenchant essays from the high-buzz Washington journal delight in tweaking conservative noses—and liberal ones, too. The 17 issues covered here range from A (abortion) to near-Z (welfare reform). Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: July 4, 1995

Neoconservative gadfly Lind bites fiercely at right and left- -and just about every American institution in between. The author, executive editor of the National Interest, has garnered much attention with his articles on the decline of intellectual conservatism, immigration reform, and other touchy subjects. Read full book review >