Books by Richard Manning

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Richard Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Intriguing, but at times dry and not entirely satisfying."
A journalist's memoir of how he escaped the Christian fundamentalism that shaped, and distorted, both his and his parents' lives. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"More meditative than fiery, Manning provides a revealing, heedful 'window into what the world is doing about agriculture, and what urgently needs to be done.'"
Manning (Grassland, 1996, etc.), a shrewd and passionate environmentalist, strikes a reserved, cerebral chord here as he discusses how some third-world countries are facing the looming food shortage. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Now that gold is the master, the ancient rhythms receding, Manning hopes that nature won't become a bit of history along the Big Blackfoot."
The Blackfoot River is in trouble, and its woes are described with anger and clarity by Manning (Grassland, 1995, etc.) in this elegiac account. Read full book review >
GRASSLAND by Richard Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return. (Author tour)"
A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are heading. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1993

"Manning combines the nuts-and-bolts concreteness of a how-to book with a lively sense of history and a genuine dedication to principle and self-reliance: this one has the potential to become a modern American classic. (Eight pages of color and b&w photos- -not seen)"
Journalist Manning, whose Last Stand (not reviewed) was an exposÇ of the logging industry, now turns to the story of his decision to put his conservationist principles into action by building—largely with his own hands—a house that embodied the values he's espoused in his writing. Read full book review >