Books by Richard Lingeman

Richard Lingeman is a senior editor of The Nation. His books include Small Town America: A Narrative Hisory, 1620-Present; Don't You Know There's a War On? The American Home Front, 1941-1945 (recently reissued with a new introduction); An American Journ


HISTORY
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The film criticism is more rewarding than the doctrinaire leftist exposition of the period's history."
Paranoia and anomie in late-1940s America. Read full book review >
DOUBLE LIVES by Richard Lingeman
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 25, 2006

"Sometimes familiar, sometimes fascinating discussion of the choreography of friendship, of the roots and routes of rivalry."
Literary friendships form and then sometimes falter or fail because writers, like the rest of us, grow away from each other, become competitive or have a failure to communicate. Read full book review >
SINCLAIR LEWIS by Richard Lingeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2002

"Meticulous and understanding, sparking our admiration and pity for a satirist whose art was fueled—and life doomed—by an ineradicable alienation."
A sympathetic, often moving biographical reappraisal of America's first Nobel Prize winner for literature, by a writer who did the same for Theodore Dreiser (An American Journey, 1990; At the Gates of the City, 1986). Read full book review >