Books by Ronald Wright

HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An entertaining, highly tendentious account of where we've been and where we're headed."
A Canadian author examines America's historical sins. Read full book review >
A SHORT HISTORY OF PROGRESS by Ronald Wright
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Illuminating and disturbing, and expansively documented."
A provocative assembling of evidence from history, archaeology and anthropology that what we call civilization may carry the seeds of its own destruction. Read full book review >
HENDERSON’S SPEAR by Ronald Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"Despite quite a few plots unfolding at the same time, the author manages to keep all his balls in the air at once and never lets the pace lag. Well done indeed."
A grand family saga, played out over several centuries, continents, and oceans, from novelist and nature writer Wright (A Scientific Romance, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
A SCIENTIFIC ROMANCE by Ronald Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1998

"Vividly elegiac in style and enveloping enough in its mystery, but for long stretches this remains a one-man roadshow- -and suffers from a lack of substance in the supporting cast."
An era-hopping first novel takes a lovelorn London curator on an escape to the future via an H.G. Wellian time machine—only to find humankind not at home. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Familiar facts but a distinctive viewpoint: an intensely partisan chronicle of centuries of dishonor, written in a fluid, vivid style. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Clear and concise history detailing the experiences of Native Americans on both continents from 1492 to 1990, from travel-writer and Mayan specialist Wright (Time Among The Maya, 1989; On Fiji Islands, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

Wright (Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru; On Fiji Islands) is a journalist, travel-writer, and—significantly—a Maya scholar. Read full book review >