Evan Thomas
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Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas is one of the most respected historians and journalists writing today. He is the bestselling author of ten works of nonfiction: First: Sandra Day O'Connor, Being Nixon, Ike's Bluff, The War Lovers, Sea of Thunder, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, The Very Best Men, The Man to See, and The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson). Thomas was an editor and writer at Newsweek for 24 years, where he wrote more than a hundred cover stories.
Thomas has won numerous journalism awards, including a National Magazine Award in 1998. In 2005, his 50,000-word narrative of the 2004 election was honored when Newsweek won a National Magazine Award for the best single-topic issue.
Thomas is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and has taught writing at Princeton and Harvard. He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, DC.

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Best Sellers

    • First

    • Sandra Day O'Connor
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives - by the New York Times best-selling author Evan Thomas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable woman, well served in this book.

    • By KathrynVB on 04-05-19
    • Sandra Day O'Connor
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 03-19-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 107 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Wise Men

    • Six Friends and the World They Made
    • By: Evan Thomas, Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 33 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Six close friends shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, a must read!

    • By Gutenberg on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Being Nixon

    • A Man Divided
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sympathetic bio

    • By Scott on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Ike's Bluff

    • President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ike bluffing way to peace

    • By Zdwpa on 02-02-13
    • President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 245 ratings

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Robert Kennedy

    • His Life
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Traditionally, Robert F. Kennedy has been viewed as either the "Good Bobby", who saw wrong and tried to right it, or the "Bad Bobby" of countless conspiracy theories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Donald on 01-11-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • John Paul Jones

    • Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Swashbuckler or Saviour

    • By Bruce on 03-16-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The War Lovers

    • Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. Although there was no evidence that the Spanish were responsible, yellow newspapers whipped Americans into a frenzy....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Rather Poor History

    • By Paul C. White on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Sea of Thunder

    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The book focuses on four naval commanders, two American, two Japanese, whose lives collided at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sea of Thunder

    • By Hill on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Long Time Coming

    • The Inspiring 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: David Erdody
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Since 1984, Newsweek has been renowned for its vivid, in-depth special election coverage of the ordeal of running for the presidency....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forthcoming - Without Bias - Measured

    • By cosmopolitan on 02-17-16
    • The Inspiring 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: David Erdody
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 01-22-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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