Books by Stephen R. Platt

Released: May 15, 2018

"A fluent, well-written exercise in revisionism, one of interest to students of modern geopolitics as well as 19th-century history."
A deeply researched study of an early clash of civilizations, when England attempted to impose its will on East Asia. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The author raises a curtain to show us events largely unknown in the West—yet achingly familiar as well."
During years that overlapped the American Civil War, the Chinese were engaged in their own self-destructive conflict (1851-1864), which eventually claimed more than 20 million lives. Read full book review >