INTO THE STORY
“Maraniss’s lively sketches illuminate the lives of significant cultural and political figures and intimately capture various moments that define modern American cultural history" – Publisher’s Weekly

“Maraniss says that “the world of nonfiction writing is a continual graduate school.” On the basis of the many lessons to be found in this stellar collection, I would happily nominate him as professor of the year." – Steve Weinberg, Columbia Journalism Review

“Rare is the daily-newspaper reporter who can produce virtuoso long-form work on deadline, but Maraniss presents  … exemplars of the form.” Kirkus, Starred Review

 
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ROME 1960
“I cannot recommend this book more highly.” – Bob Costas

“Maraniss heroically commands a wide-ranging narrative with dozens of characters, a performance worthy of a gold medal itself.” – Austin American-Statesman

“Evocative, entertaining and often suspenseful … sports history at a very high standard.” Kirkus Reviews

 
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THEY MARCHED INTO SUNLIGHT
"Maraniss is a great reporter and a great storyteller." - Christian Science Monitor

"When the literature of the Vietnam era is winnowed by time, They Marched Into Sunlight will be one of the few books being read a century from now." - Austin American Statesman

"My nominee for must-read nonfiction book of the year. They Marched Into Sunlight is a miraculous thing, a substantive, exhaustively researched work of history that reads like a novel." - Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, National Public Radio

 
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WHEN PRIDE STILL MATTERED
"An astonishingly good book...A triumph, a classic American biography." - Robert W. Creamer, The Washington Post Book World
 
"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography every published." - Ron Fimrite, Sports Illustrated
 
"A masterful, soulful biography, one that traces how a flawed and driven man was also able to construct football's most storied dynasty...Maraniss has crafted a superlative work." - David Davis, San Francisco Chronicle
 
"In his remarkable biography, Maraniss captures this man of prayer and paradox...A wonderful work that will force people who read books to take another look at football and force football fans to take another look at the idea of reading a book." - Lester Munson, Chicago Tribune
 
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CLEMENTE: THE PASSION AND GRACE OF BASEBALL’S LAST HERO
"Maraniss brings imagination, energy and even poetry to his superb biography of one of the greatest ballplayers ever to delight a stadium full of fans." - Bill Littlefield, The Boston Globe
 
"Splendid...A baseball-savvy book sensitive to the social context that made Clemente baseball's future..Thanks to Maraniss, Clemente's legacy is suitably defined and explained."- George F. Will, The New York Times Book Review
 
"Maraniss has done here for Clemente what his When Pride Still Mattered did for Vince Lombardi; namely, to put a stamp of immortality on his subject without casting him in bronze.” - Allen Barra, Chicago Tribune
 
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FIRST IN HIS CLASS
"The best biography ever written about a president in office." - Garry Wills, New York Post

"First in His Class is a triumph of American political biography." - Steve Neal, Chicago Sun-Times
 
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THE CLINTON ENIGMA
 “What lends Mr. Maraniss' observations added interest is his ability to put the speech (and its subtext) in context with Mr. Clinton's entire life by drawing upon the enormous amount of material he accumulated in the course of writing First in His Class.” - The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani
 
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TELL NEWT TO SHUT UP
Politicians put on the best show in town -- and here they are with all their hypocrisy and idealism, self-service and public service, stupidity and sense, high drama and low skullduggery. It makes for wonderful reading.” – Stephen Ambrose

“This is a wonderful look inside the revolution. It is a vivid portrait of the ups and downs, ins and outs, of Newt Gingrich and the gang.” – David Broder
 
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THE PRINCE OF TENNESSEE
“Maraniss and Nakashima have come closer to the core Gore than any other biographers to date... If Al Gore wants to get to know himself better, he would be well advised to read this book.” - The New York Times Book Review

“An important contribution to our understanding of Al Gore.” – Library Journal

“In the tradition of First in His Class, Maraniss' magisterial biography of Clinton, The Prince of Tennessee began in the pages of The Washington Post, and it deftly carries the reader through the stages of Gore's life.” – Washington Monthly

 
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