Critics have compared best-selling author David Pietrusza's
work to that of H. L. Mencken, Doris Kearns Goodwin,
Theodore H. White, David McCullough, Joseph Ellis, Tom
Wolfe, Jules Witcover, and Gene Fowler.
Winner of the CASEY and F. C. Lane Awards, Pietrusza's
an Edgar Award finalist and a Seymour Medal NASSH
Book Award nominee. Kirkus Reviews honored his 1920 as
a "Best Books of 2007" selection.
"David Pietrusza has a gift for making the past both real
and dramatically gripping."
—Richard Norton Smith
"A very gifted writer with a marvelous eye for anecdote."
"an authority on the 1920s and [Calvin] Coolidge . . . David
Pietrusza has brought Coolidge back to life with his volumes
about the president . . ."
"a great writer."
"A storyteller's eye for characters and drama . . ."
"History books walk a fine line and it's difficult for
historians to be informative and entertaining. Pietrusza
makes it look easy."
"a master craftsman"
—The Nashville Tennessean
"Pietrusza's election books are seriously awesome"
Senior Elections Analyst,
Real Clear Politics
"The Theodore White of the 21st Century."
WAVA (Washington, D.C.)
"a presidential historian unequaled."
—Brad Jackson, Coffee & Markets podcast
"One of our finest public speakers"
West Side YMCA Writers Voice Program
"If you like inside views of politics from earlier times, look
no further than the works of historian David Pietrusza. His
books on the elections of 1920, 1948 and 1960 are a trilogy
worthy of comparison to Theodore White’s “Making of the
—Ed Tant, onlineathens.com
"one of my favorite historians"
—Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review