My Books

Click here to pre-order my new book, Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (Basic Books, July 7, 2020). Publisher’s Weekly wrote me a great review if you are on the fence about it.

My first book, also about political media, is about the making of the FBI during the New Deal, War on Crime: BapoliticalJunkiesndits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers, 1998).

I have edited two books of essays with Renee Romano of Oberlin College. Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Re-staging America’s Past (Rutgers, 2018) is a collection of articles about one of the most extraordinary Broadway hits ever for students, scholars, and fans.  Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (University of Georgia Press, 2012).