Books by Stephan Talty

BLACK IRISH by Stephan Talty
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"This Buffalo-based novel turns out to be more notable for its area history, moody setting and occasional smart turn of phrase than for the thuggish heroine."
Talty harnesses his nonfiction skills to craft a novel that's centered on a feisty female cop in a history-rich Irish enclave in upstate New York. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A lively, rollicking good read."
The exciting, improbable adventures of a young Spanish spy who managed to become Britain's most effective tool in deceiving Hitler. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A great read for Tibetophiles old and new."
A riveting, informed narrative about the current Dalai Lama's 14-day escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1959. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Dark, intriguing military history."
Journalist Talty (Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign, 2007, etc.) examines how typhus became the primary killer in Napoleon's disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 17, 2007

"A vivid portrait of pirate life, and even better as an analysis of why the ruthless outlaws were so peculiarly suited for success against hapless Spain."
Colorful history of the five-decade piratical assault on Spain's tottering New World empire. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"An interesting, if uneven, blend of literary journalism."
Freelance journalist Talty examines encounters between white and black America that created what he labels a "mulatto culture." Read full book review >