Books by Richard Lourie

PUTIN by Richard Lourie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"Solid overall, as crystal-ball geopolitical treatises go, though with enough hedging to allow for a broad range of outcomes."
It's only a matter of time, writes longtime Russia hand Lourie (A Hatred for Tulips, 2007, etc.), before Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds and his imperial project comes tumbling down. Or is it? Read full book review >
A HATRED FOR TULIPS by Richard Lourie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A haunting novel that doesn't fully resolve the tensions it dramatizes."
The conceit of this novel is a reunion of two Dutch brothers, one who escaped to America with his mother shortly after the close of World War II and another who stayed in Holland, bitter at his mother's escape and tormented by the memory of having betrayed Anne Frank's family in August 1944. Read full book review >
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH STALIN by Richard Lourie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"His version of Stalin's warped soul subtly demonstrates how true evil is all too human in its origins."
A forceful attempt to plumb the heart of evil. Read full book review >
SOLDIER AND TSAR IN THE FOREST by Richard Lourie
Released: Aug. 31, 1972

"Shulevitz brings all these styles together with aplomb and unabashed artifice, signifying a considerable advance over Oh What a Noise but perhaps a decadent departure from the exhilarating fresh air loveliness of The Fool of the World."
Spectacularly illustrated, the unspectacular tale of a runaway soldier's promotion to general after he spends a night in the forest with the disguised tsar, whom he saves from a band of robbers by whacking off the intruders' heads. Read full book review >