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Richard Kluger

Richard Kluger is the author of Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris, which won the Pulitzer Prize. His Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality and The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune both were finalists for the National Book Award. He is the author or coauthor of eight novels as well.


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Ashes to Ashes
Written by Richard Kluger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1997
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70036-1 (0-375-70036-6)

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the... Read more






The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38896-4 (0-307-38896-4)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger brings to life a bloody clash between Native Americans and white settlers in the 1850s Pacific Northwest. After he was appointed the first governor of the state of Washington, Isaac Ingalls Stevens had one goal: to persuade the Indians of the Puget Sound region to leave their... Read more






Seizing Destiny
Written by Richard Kluger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$17.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71298-2 (0-375-71298-4)

Less than 100 years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation. No other country or sovereign power had ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Kluger... Read more






Simple Justice
Written by Richard Kluger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$27.95/32.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3061-3 (1-4000-3061-7)

Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before... Read more





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