My WSJ review of “Civil War Barons” by Jeffrey D. Wert

Here’s “Entrepreneurs For The Union,” my review of Civil War Barons: The Tycoons, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Visionaries Who Forged Victory and Shaped a Nation by Jeffrey D. Wert in the Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.


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Here’s the full list of the 32 books I’ve reviewed for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, and others.


Two Flying Tigers books reviewed for the WSJ by Gregory Crouch

Here’s “Tigers Over a Rising Sun,” my review of A Few Planes for China by Eugenie Buchan and The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan by Sam Kleiner for the Wall Street Journal, July 21-22, 2018.

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Here’s the full list of the 31 books I’ve reviewed for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and others.


THE BONANZA KING in the Reno News & Review

Luca Starmer interviewed me about THE BONANZA KING for the Reno News & Review. The fruits of that conversation appeared as “True Tales” in the newspaper on July 26, 2018.

Crouch’s enthusiasm about the era is contagious. He paints a vivid picture of our slice of the American West.”

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Conversation with Nik Hawks about THE BONANZA KING

My friend Nik Hawks interviewed me about THE BONANZA KING, my writing process, and the pursuit of excellence for his PaleoTreats podcast.

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Here’s a snippet of the introduction Nik wrote about the book: “From Mark Twain’s connection to John Mackay all the way to how the Civil War was affected by gold mining in Nevada, and from the development of San Francisco to the laying down of our modern lines of communications, Greg paints an incredible picture of an absolutely remarkable story. Whether you like rags to riches, stories of hard work, engineering ingenuity, or just reading about a rippingly interesting slice of history, The Bonanza King is as good as you’ll get.”

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