Books by Robert Shogan

Released: March 6, 2009

"An effective melding of political history and media criticism."
Former Newsweek and Los Angeles Times political correspondent Shogan (Backlash: The Killing of the New Deal, 2006, etc.) persuasively argues that the famous 1954 confrontation had a transformative effect on the nascent medium of television. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2004

"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told. (10 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising of 1921, when some 10,000 armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to unionize. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Politics junkies may have fun batting Shogan's thesis around, but it's old news."
Whose America: Ralph Reed's or Ralph Nader's, Jesse Helms's or Jesse Jackson's? Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1995

"A detailed and absorbing analysis, although not all readers will agree with Shogan's critical view of FDR's actions and his tracing of modern presidential abuses to the destroyers-for-bases accord."
Los Angeles Times correspondent Shogan argues that FDR negotiated harshly and covertly with a beleaguered Winston Churchill in the celebrated 1940 deal that marked the commencement of Anglo-American cooperation in WW II. Read full book review >