Books by Samuel G. Freedman

Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Much more than just a sports book."
With campuses and the nation in an uproar over civil rights, two legendary coaches prepared their teams for a football classic. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2005

"A son's story, a Jewish story, an American story."
Prize-winning journalist Freedman reconstructs his mother's biography. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"An evenhanded and loving portrait that will prove enlightening to Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike."
Jews today may not face sustained, overt anti-Semitism, but nevertheless all is not rosy for American Jewry—which is plagued, Freedman (Journalism/Columbia Univ.) claims, by infighting. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

An intimate look at three generations of three white, ethnic Catholic families, and their eventual transformation from Democrats to Republicans, from a highly regarded former New York Times reporter. Working backwards from three Republican party activists—Tim Carey, Leslie Maeby, and Frank Trotta—Freedman (Upon this Rock, 1992; Small Victories, 1990) deconstructs their family trees to explain their third-generation mutation away from Depression-era, New Deal Democratic roots. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 17, 1993

Freedman (Journalism/Columbia), author of the acclaimed Small Victories (1990), about the tribulations of an N.Y.C. English teacher, turns his attention to a Brooklyn minister and his can-do church—with riveting results. When the Rev. Read full book review >