"brilliantly portrays . . . Truman's successful efforts."
"coherent, compelling...A skillful, authoritative investigation'"
"If you think  is wild, this is really wild--Harry Truman and Henry Wallace and Strom Thurmond and Tom Dewey."
[A] winning and provocative chronicle highly recommended.”--Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW]
"[A] colorful, character-driven narrative.... A lively look at the underside of a campaign."--Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
His book 1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies was named by ForeWord Magazine as among the best political biographies. Robert Caro has praised it as "terrific."
Pietrusza's 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents received a Kirkus starred review, was honored as a Kirkus "Best Books of 2007" title, and was named an alternate selection of the History Book Club. Historian Richard Norton Smith has listed 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents as being among the best studies of presidential campaigns. 1920 reached #1 best-selling rank in three amazon.com non-fiction categories.
Pietrusza's biography of Arnold Rothstein entitled Rothstein: The Life, Times & Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series was a finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award.
Pietrusza's Judge and Jury, his biography of baseball's first commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, received the 1998 CASEY Award.
Pietrusza collaborated with baseball legend Ted Williams on an autobiography called Ted Williams: My Life in Pictures.
He has been interviewed on NPR, MSNBC, C-SPAN BookTV, C-SPAN American History TV, ESPN, the Fox News Channel, the History Channel, EBRU-TV, and the Fox Sports Channel. He has produced and written the PBS-affiliate documentary, "Local Heroes." He has served as a regular panelist on FoxNews.com Live.
Pietrusza holds a master's degrees in history from the University at Albany and has served on the City Council in Amsterdam, New York.
Pietrusza is the Recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Arts & Letters Award of the Alumni Association of the University at Albany.