Books by Tom Zoellner

Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"Great for fans of Paul Theroux's railroad journeys, except that Zoellner isn't anywhere near as ill-tempered, and he has a better command of social history. A pleasure for literate travelers."
A rousing around-the-world paean to the rumble of the rails by accomplished journalist Zoellner (A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"A sure-to-be-controversial, troubling tale of the wages of fear on the body politic."
Investigative journalist and native Arizonian Zoellner (Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World, 2009, etc.) combines memoir, history and reportage in an attempt to understand mass murder and the attempted assassination of a friend in Tucson. Read full book review >
URANIUM by Tom Zoellner
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 9, 2009

"A rich journalistic account."
Lively, often disturbing history of the largest atom in nature. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 1, 2006

"Lives up in every way to the power of its almost magical subject. "
Sparkling debut from adventuresome journalist Zoellner, who traveled the world to tell the dirty, glorious and sometime bloody story of diamonds. Read full book review >