Pegasus Books

Pegasus Books An independent publisher in NYC devoted to books that stimulate the intellect and the imagination.
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Pegasus Books is dedicated to the aim of independent publishing that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination, be it history or philosophy, memoir or biography, literary fiction or noir thrillers. We expect our books to be no less relevant twenty-five years from now as they are today. Based in downtown Manhattan, Pegasus strives to reach readers nationwide who share our conviction that good literature is essential to the health of our cultural life. We welcome your support in our mission to deliver books that effect a vital dialogue between our authors and their audience. For press and media inquiries, please contact Jessica Case ([email protected]). For other inquiries, please contact Claiborne Hancock ([email protected]).

Who doesn’t love travel—and even reading about it, too?Some great new books here, including #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun!
01/06/2020
The Best Books for Travel Inspiration in 2020

Who doesn’t love travel—and even reading about it, too?

Some great new books here, including #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun!

These are the best travel books, from coffee table books and memoirs, that came out this year.

From the national bestselling author of #RacingWeight, Matt Fitzgerald exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downr...
01/06/2020

From the national bestselling author of #RacingWeight, Matt Fitzgerald exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downright impossibility of a “single right way” to eat, and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits.

$1.99 on #AmazonKindle — today only! 🍎🥒🍌
http://ow.ly/q6Ce50xNXc4

A well-deserved ⭐ from Publishers Weekly for #CityOfMargins! ”Outstanding. . . Battered by loss and unrealized dreams, B...
01/05/2020
Mystery/Thriller Book Review: City of Margins by William Boyle. Pegasus Crime, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-1-64313-318-8

A well-deserved ⭐ from Publishers Weekly for #CityOfMargins!

”Outstanding. . . Battered by loss and unrealized dreams, Boyle’s characters are vividly drawn and painfully real. Fans of literary crime novelists such as George Pelecanos and Richard Price will be highly rewarded.”

Set in South Brooklyn in the early 1990s, this outstanding novel from Boyle (A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself) focuses on a group of people whose lives seem fated to collide with often tr

Looking to make a healthy change in the new year? #TheUltimateGuideToEatingForLongevity is only $1.99 on #AmazonKindle t...
01/04/2020

Looking to make a healthy change in the new year? #TheUltimateGuideToEatingForLongevity is only $1.99 on #AmazonKindle today!
http://ow.ly/miB750xM4Uh

NB History
01/03/2020

NB History

In March 1783, George Washington confronted disgruntled Continental Army officers at their encampment at Newburgh, New York. In his new book, A CRISIS of PEACE: The Newburgh Conspiracy and the Fate of the American Revolution (Pegasus Books), historian David Head breaks down the significance of this meeting. Learn more as Head joins your host Mark Klobas on the podcast ↙️

https://newbooksnetwork.com/david-head-a-crisis-of-peace-george-washington-the-newburgh-conspiracy-and-the-fate-of-the-american-revolution-pegasus-books-2019/

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, a...
01/02/2020

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival.

Only $1.99 on #AmazonKindle — today only!
➡️ http://ow.ly/O4y850xKo2w

We had a blast at the launch of Cristen Hemingway Jaymes's #ErnestsWay! A guide, literary exploration, and historical re...
01/01/2020

We had a blast at the launch of Cristen Hemingway Jaymes's #ErnestsWay! A guide, literary exploration, and historical reflection on the cities Hemingway visited and lived in—as told by his great-granddaughter—Cristen's book brings these romantic places to life anew for the modern reader, allowing all who admire Hemingway's life and literature to enjoy his legacy in a fresh and vibrant way.
➡️ http://ow.ly/4TRD50xKnQe

#HappyNewYear! A new year means a new list of titles from Pegasus, and it starts with #TheJourneyToTheMayflower. All new...
12/31/2019

#HappyNewYear! A new year means a new list of titles from Pegasus, and it starts with #TheJourneyToTheMayflower. All new beginnings are based on the events of the past, and as a new year dawns in America, we look to the dawn of the country itself.
➡️ http://ow.ly/57Oo50xKnv6

Thank you to the The Wall Street Journal for reviewing #ChasingTheSun!
12/28/2019
‘Chasing the Sun’ Review: It Lights Up Your Life

Thank you to the The Wall Street Journal for reviewing #ChasingTheSun!

Too little sun can be as harmful as too much. Multiple sclerosis rates jumped in Iran after the 1979 revolution mandated skin-shielding attire.

Richard Askwith is a journalist with a story to tell. He’s pretty sure you’ve never heard it before. It’s about Czech at...
12/27/2019
The Czech Countess Who Took On The Nazi SS In Steeplechase

Richard Askwith is a journalist with a story to tell. He’s pretty sure you’ve never heard it before. It’s about Czech athlete Lata Brandisová.

"Her story's been erased from history. And I think her story deserves to be restored to public knowledge," Askwith says.

As a girl, Lata Brandisová dreamed of competing in the Grand Pardubice, the world's most dangerous horse race. Years later, she did.

Merry Christmas from Pegasus Books! We have our fingers crossed that Santa delivered all the books you wanted this year ...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from Pegasus Books! We have our fingers crossed that Santa delivered all the books you wanted this year 🎅🎄🎁

Thank you to BookPage for including #TheBoneFire by S.D. Sykes and #PaperSon by SJ Rozan(and many others!) on this 2019 ...
12/23/2019
Best Books of 2019: Mystery

Thank you to BookPage for including #TheBoneFire by S.D. Sykes and #PaperSon by SJ Rozan(and many others!) on this 2019 Best Books list for mystery!

The 10 best mysteries and thrillers of 2019.

In colonial times, women could not study for the ministry, they could not go to college or vote for the assembly, and th...
12/22/2019
How Religious Revivals Gave Women a Voice in Colonial America

In colonial times, women could not study for the ministry, they could not go to college or vote for the assembly, and they could not own property independently of their husbands.

Sarah Wheaten knew most orthodox ministers felt the same way as Congregationalist clergyman Charles Chauncy, and she knew better than to speak in church—and to suffer the consequences of it. She ha…

Happy #UnderdogDay! Bowling may be laughed at when categorized as a “sport,” but #PinAction, the true story of Ernie Sch...
12/20/2019

Happy #UnderdogDay! Bowling may be laughed at when categorized as a “sport,” but #PinAction, the true story of Ernie Schlegal, might change your mind. Gangsters, money and fame decorate this rags to riches narrative that is so crazy it must be true...
➡️ https://amzn.to/2t0WrBN

So cool to see #APolarAffair on the Science News Magazine Favorite Science Books of 2019 list!“At the center of this tho...
12/18/2019
Here are Science News’ favorite science books of 2019

So cool to see #APolarAffair on the Science News Magazine Favorite Science Books of 2019 list!

“At the center of this thought-provoking scientific mystery is the question of why an early 20th century explorer kept his observations of penguins’ sex lives a secret.”

Books about multiple universes, Apollo 11, animal emotions and the origins of popular foods made the list.

“In the world of medieval chivalry, a princess was meant to be a virtuous and chaste young maiden patiently waiting to b...
12/17/2019
37 books for history lovers: BBC History Magazine's Books of the Year 2019

“In the world of medieval chivalry, a princess was meant to be a virtuous and chaste young maiden patiently waiting to be rescued by a brave knight. But, as Kelcey Wilson-Lee vividly illustrates in #DaughtersOfChivalry, the reality was very different. . . [they] emerge from this intricately researched book as a force to be reckoned with: women of courage, intellect and spirit—and, above all, startlingly modern.”

From medieval princesses and nomadic warriors to Hungarian football and the Falklands War, this year's best history books have tackled a mind-boggling array of topics and timeframes. BBC History Magazine asked a panel of historians to nominate their favourite historical page-turners published in 201...

Happy #ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay! While we don’t offer the candy bar, we do have the sequel to #TheThreeMusketeers by ...
12/16/2019

Happy #ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay! While we don’t offer the candy bar, we do have the sequel to #TheThreeMusketeers by #AlexandreDumas, with writing rich enough to sate your literary palate. Enjoy #TwentyYearsAfter with a chocolate-covered anything! https://amzn.to/34c0tUP

“A stylish and well-informed writer, Thompson brings a snobbishness of her own to her sympathetic account of Mitford’s l...
12/15/2019
The Arbiter of Aristocracy: And No, It’s Not Downton’s Dowager

“A stylish and well-informed writer, Thompson brings a snobbishness of her own to her sympathetic account of Mitford’s life.”

So cool to see #LifeInAColdClimate in the The New York Times Books!

Laura Thompson’s “Life in a Cold Climate” documents the upper-class fiction and fixations of Nancy Mitford, known for her pronouncements on what was de rigueur.

🐶 Happy #InternationalMountainDay! Celebrate with #TheDogWentOverTheMountain by Peter Zheutlin, a man’s journey with his...
12/11/2019

🐶 Happy #InternationalMountainDay! Celebrate with #TheDogWentOverTheMountain by Peter Zheutlin, a man’s journey with his dog that shines a light on the best side of humanity
➡️ https://amzn.to/34O89hb

“Writers take their inspiration from a variety of sources: an unforgettable face, overheard conversation or perhaps, a p...
12/10/2019
17 stories inspired by great American paintings

“Writers take their inspiration from a variety of sources: an unforgettable face, overheard conversation or perhaps, a painting,” a scenario well-known crime writer Lawrence Block has developed into his third in a series with #FromSeaToStormySea — featuring 17 stories inspired by classic American paintings.

“From Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings,” Pegasus Books, edited by Lawrence Block Writers take their inspiration from a variety of sources: an unforgettable...

This is a story of love at first sight.
12/09/2019
Wild horses in a land of summer sun

This is a story of love at first sight.

For over 20 years, Yale staff member Tory Bilski has taken a yearly journey to Iceland to bond with a unique group of women and ride the island’s native horses.

Wild horses in a land of summer sun
12/09/2019
Wild horses in a land of summer sun

Wild horses in a land of summer sun

For over 20 years, Yale staff member Tory Bilski has taken a yearly journey to Iceland to bond with a unique group of women and ride the island’s native horses.

Looking to spice up your weekend? Look no further than #TheBookofSpice, a culinary adventure from John O'Connell. Discov...
12/07/2019

Looking to spice up your weekend? Look no further than #TheBookofSpice, a culinary adventure from John O'Connell. Discover why Cleopatra bathed in saffron and mare's milk, and how wormwood-laced absinthe caused 18th century drinkers to hallucinate!
➡️ http://ow.ly/A4YG50xq4dy

Jim Davies - cognitive scientist discusses his new book #Imagination on Rogers tv Ottawa, Cable 22—shedding light on bot...
12/05/2019

Jim Davies - cognitive scientist discusses his new book #Imagination on Rogers tv Ottawa, Cable 22—shedding light on both the complex inner-workings of our mind and the ways in which we can channel imagination for a better life.

In Literary Hub, Rachel May—author of #AnAmericanQuilt—traces the warp and weft of history through fabric ⤵️
12/04/2019
Piecing Together the Lives of Enslaved Americans

In Literary Hub, Rachel May—author of #AnAmericanQuilt—traces the warp and weft of history through fabric ⤵️

I sat in a small room full of rolling metal file cabinets that rose from floor to ceiling. This room was quiet, there was no window, and I was alone. No one else came in or out. The door must have …

🇬🇧 Neville Chamberlain, Sir Horace Wilson, & Britain's Plight of Appeasement—great excerpt from Adrian Phillips' #Fighti...
12/03/2019

🇬🇧 Neville Chamberlain, Sir Horace Wilson, & Britain's Plight of Appeasement—great excerpt from Adrian Phillips' #FightingChurchillAppeasingHitler, just published today!
➡️ http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/173728

#AmericanDemagogue author J.D. Dickey in the The Wall Street Journal on his five best reads on American preachers ⤵️
12/02/2019
Five Best: J.D. Dickey on Books About American Preachers

#AmericanDemagogue author J.D. Dickey in the The Wall Street Journal on his five best reads on American preachers ⤵️

The author, most recently, of ‘American Demagogue: The Great Awakening and the Rise and Fall of Populism’

Including John Copenhaver, author of #DodgingAndBurning 🔥
12/01/2019
The Rising Stars of Crime Fiction in the 2010s

Including John Copenhaver, author of #DodgingAndBurning 🔥

This past decade, we’ve been pleased to see publishers, readers, editors, and reviewers alike have come to the same conclusion—crime fiction is a big tent, and we need our bookshelves to refl…

Congratulations to Miranda Seymour, whose #InByronsWake made the The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019! ➡️ http:/...
11/30/2019

Congratulations to Miranda Seymour, whose #InByronsWake made the The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019!
➡️ http://ow.ly/KSKd50xo17U

Satisfy your intellectual cravings for the pre-history of #Thanksgiving by pre-ordering #TheJourneyToTheMayflower—out in...
11/28/2019

Satisfy your intellectual cravings for the pre-history of #Thanksgiving by pre-ordering #TheJourneyToTheMayflower—out in January—Stephen Tomkins' immersive history of #England and #America http://ow.ly/qFcK50xjfcM

Featuring #IslandOnFire by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe! 🌋
11/27/2019
A Year Of Wonders

Featuring #IslandOnFire by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe! 🌋

As extreme weather wreaks havoc around the globe we look at a natural disaster more than 200 hundred years ago that had far-reaching effects. This week, how the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki awed, terrified and disrupted millions around the world and changed the course of history.

We're channeling ancient female warriors this #IDEVAW with John Man's significant and redefining #SearchingForTheAmazons...
11/25/2019

We're channeling ancient female warriors this #IDEVAW with John Man's significant and redefining #SearchingForTheAmazons
➡️ http://ow.ly/evLQ50xiX8X

"Part action-adventure and part spy thriller, Undersea Warriors blends the writing approaches of C.S. Forester and John ...
11/24/2019
Book Review: Undersea Warriors

"Part action-adventure and part spy thriller, Undersea Warriors blends the writing approaches of C.S. Forester and John le Carré to reveal a world of which few outsiders have been aware."

Iain Ballantyne relates the exploits of British intelligence and ballistic missile submariners during the Cold War

Bronwen Hruska's novel #Accelerated explores the dangers behind our generation's high pressure environments of work and ...
11/21/2019

Bronwen Hruska's novel #Accelerated explores the dangers behind our generation's high pressure environments of work and school, as told through the lens of a single father raising his only son that illuminates the larger human condition.
➡️ http://ow.ly/wxuD50xgBB0

Get closer to nature this #NationalCampDay with Simon Barnes' #RewildYourself!
11/19/2019
Rewild Yourself: Making Nature More Visible in our Lives

Get closer to nature this #NationalCampDay with Simon Barnes' #RewildYourself!

For those readers who want to get closer to the nature all around them and bring it back into focus within their lives, this book is the ideal companion.We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening...

For us, #ToleranceDay means solidarity across national and cultural boundaries, and the moving #WalkingtoJerusalem by Ju...
11/16/2019
Walking to Jerusalem: Endurance and Hope on a Pilgrimage from London to the Holy Land

For us, #ToleranceDay means solidarity across national and cultural boundaries, and the moving #WalkingtoJerusalem by Justin Buther depicts this perfectly.

A moving and informative narrative of a six-month walk from London to Jerusalem on the centenary of the Balfour Declarations. On the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which was also the fiftieth anniversary of the since the Six-day War and the tenth anniversary of the Blockade of Gaza, Justin...

National Philanthropy Day reminds us of the importance of community, something that Dibs Baer captures beautifully in #L...
11/15/2019
Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood Saved Lives in the South Bronx

National Philanthropy Day reminds us of the importance of community, something that Dibs Baer captures beautifully in #LadyTigersintheConcreteJungle #NPDLOVE

A rousing and empowering story of dedication and overcoming all odds, featuring the tough and unforgettable athletes of the champion Lady Tigers softball team. Violence was a way of life for the girls of Mott Middle School in the South Bronx. Some woke up to it at ho...

Learn how to be more #kind on #WorldKindnessDay with the help of Stefan Einhorn's thoughtful #TheArtofBeingKind! http://...
11/13/2019

Learn how to be more #kind on #WorldKindnessDay with the help of Stefan Einhorn's thoughtful #TheArtofBeingKind! http://ow.ly/hUDg50x8ipY

After reading Post & Doucette's #DangerousCharisma, you might want to grab a cocktail on this #NationalHappyHourDay
11/12/2019
Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers

After reading Post & Doucette's #DangerousCharisma, you might want to grab a cocktail on this #NationalHappyHourDay

The long-time head of psychological profiling at the CIA puts President Trump under the psychiatric microscope, examining the unique connection between Trump and his base.Offering an in-depth psychological and political portrait of what makes Donald Trump tick, Dangerous Charisma combines psychoa...

Featuring #NaturalRivals!
11/11/2019
Books: Reading the West - Big Sky Journal

Featuring #NaturalRivals!

WHEN GEORGE BIRD Grinnell visited Glacier National Park in 1921, he was outraged when a stable manager insisted that the 72-year-old be accompanied by a guide on the park’s trails, the very ones he’d spent decades exploring and preserving. Grinnell wrote to Arno Cammerer, then...

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