Books by Peter Manseau

Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A well-paced nonfiction work that reads more like a historical novel than an academic study."
The tale of a provocative controversy and court trial from the formative era of photography. Read full book review >
ONE NATION, UNDER GODS by Peter Manseau
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An eye-opener. After reading Manseau, readers will see the influences he writes about not only dot, but shape, the landscape."
Smithsonian fellow Manseau (Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead, 2009, etc.) unspools a web of gods who have had an impact on the development of the United States.Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"An amusing romp for nonbelievers, but the devout will be offended by Manseau's sardonic tone."
Adroit, worldly review of the proliferation of consecrated stuff for the faithful. Read full book review >
SONG FOR THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER by Peter Manseau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A terrific book with a believable protagonist who's given ample room to tell his tale."
A young translator delivers an old man's last testament, the untold story of a talented Yiddish poet. Read full book review >
VOWS by Peter Manseau
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Quiet yet resounding testament to genuine religious striving."
An elegant, sonorous story of how faith can turn and bite you clear through, from a son of the bitten. Read full book review >