Edward's previous books include The Clockwork Universe; and The Forger's Spell, the
New York Times bestselling account of the greatest art hoax of the 20th century; and The Rescue Artist,
winner of the Edgar Award in 2006 for best non-fiction.
Praise for The Clockwork Universe:
"I've read a lot of science books and this is by far one of the best I've ever read. It's fascinating, clear, even funny.
And it takes readers through one of the most astonishing eras in science."
Barbara Strauch, science editor,
The New York Times
"The Clockwork Universe is ... so well and entertainingly written and so filled with interesting material that
it is one of those rare volumes the reader regrets reaching the end of. ... Dolnick has to cover an extraordinary amount of of ground here
and he does so with remarkable ease, bringing the men, the reasoning, the science, and the intellectual world they lived in to brilliant
Praise for The Forger's Spell:
"Mesmerizing account of an amateur artist who made millions selling forged paintings to art-obsessed Nazis and business
tycoons. ... Energetic and authoritative"
Kirkus (starred review)
"... extraordinary ... fascinating ... compelling ..."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Praise for The Rescue Artist:
"Dolnick's scenario is as good as an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with Woody Allen occasionally touching up the
script. ... There has never been a better book on art crime."
"A masterpiece. Engrossing, entertaining, often surreally hilarious."
Praise for Down the Great Unknown:
"This stirring tale of John Wesley Powell's 1869 ten-man expedition by boat 1,000 miles down the unmapped Colorado River
through the uncharted mile-high Grand Canyon is as dramatic as the adversities Conan Doyle dreamed up for Professor Challenger in The Lost
World ... Dolnick keeps his narrative flowing like a strong current, pioneering in prose with much of one-armed Powell's own
The Times (London)
"Down the Great Unknown brushes against perfection. This is history written as it should be—and too
rarely is: enthusiastic, rigorous, painterly, gloriously free of both pedantry and hyperbole."
Amazon.com editorial review
Praise for The Rush:
"... The Rush is fantastic ... Dolnick is a rare breed among popular historians. His prose isn't only
smart and lively. It's also just plain fun to read thanks to his wit and appreciation for masterful storytellers."
Christian Science Monitor