David Pietrusza



David Pietrusza has produced a number of critically-acclaimed works concerning 20th century American history.

His book "1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies" was named by ForeWord Magazine as among the best political biographies.

Pietrusza's "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" received a Kirkus starred review, was honored as a Kirkus "Best Books of 2007" title, and was named an alternate selection of the History Book Club. Historian Richard Norton Smith has listed "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" as being among the best studies of presidential campaigns.

Pietrusza's biography of Arnold Rothstein entitled "Rothstein: The Life, Times & Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Seri

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1920: The Year of the Six P...

3.97 avg rating — 980 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Rothstein: The Life, Times,...

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1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon...

3.95 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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1948: Harry Truman's Improb...

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1932: The Rise of Hitler an...

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Silent Cal's Almanack: The ...

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TR's Last War: Theodore Roo...

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Michael Jordan

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The End of the Cold War

3.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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“Though there is no evil in righteousness, there is in self-righteousness,”
David Pietrusza, 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

“Truman makes friends without influencing people,' noted Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 'Dewey influences people without making friends.”
David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America

“Every presidential nominee says his vice president will be given a serious, important role in his new administration. But it almost never materializes. A strong, totally self-centered politician like Tom Dewey sharing his hard-won power with a vice president? Don''t count on it.' - David Brinkley”
David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America

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