Books by Terry Golway

Terry Golway, columnist and city editor of The New York Observer, is a frequent contributor to American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His previous books include So That Others Might Live, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Libert

Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A fine account of FDR's rise to power combined with a cradle-to-grave biography of the man who made it possible."
Two giants of 20th-century American politics receive an insightful dual biography. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A fine contextualization of Roosevelt's life and times."
Golway (American History/Kean Univ.; Ronald Reagan's America, 2008, etc.) presents an audio-and-text survey of President Franklin Roosevelt's key speeches. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2006

"Useful for students of presidential history, and worthy of emulation: a selected Ford, anyone?"
Excerpts of selected speeches, interviews and debates delivered by the last president (but one) not to speak from note cards or in sound bites; packaged with an audio CD. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2006

"Readable and easily navigated and bookmarked—a first-rate introduction to the Kennedy presidency."
A well-made enhanced e-book that collects some 30 speeches by John F. Kennedy from January 1960 until the day before his assassination in November 1963. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"A fitting and welcome monument to a surprisingly complex actor in early American history."
New York Observer columnist and editor Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc.) rescues a Revolutionary War hero from oblivion, and deservedly so. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"Fair-handed, laudatory without being obsequious, and brimming with potent stories of New York City's fires and firefighting."
A dramatic history of the men and women in black (with reflective piping) who make up the Fire Department of New York, from Irish-American historian Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: March 3, 2000

"History is far more than the deeds of heroes, but by defining Ireland's past in terms of its salient personalities, Golway reveals how the violent, factionalized Irish would rather see themselves: as willing participants in a heroic struggle that has yet to be resolved. (30 b&w maps and photos)"
Readable, introductory survey of the popular Irish personalities whose ideals, rhetoric, and stubborn courage culminated in the 1999 Peace Accords. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 1998

"A riveting biography of one of the key figures in forging the American connection to Irish republicanism."
The first full-length study of the Irish Samuel Adams—a master propagandist and organizational dervish who transformed the cause of his native land's freedom from poets' pipe dream to political reality. Read full book review >

"Well-conceived and easily navigated; not quite comprehensive, but a great place to start."
A thorough, well-designed overview of—yes, 50 days in the truncated presidency of John Kennedy, which began 50 years ago. Read full book review >