Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig, a former senior special reporter at the Wall Street Journal, is the author of several highly acclaimed books, two of which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. His first book, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, won the Casey Award for best baseball book of 2005; his second book, Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, was named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, and The Washington Post. In his third book, Get Capone Eig discovered thousands of pages of new material on Capone, affirming his trustworthy reporting reputation in what The New York Times called a "multifaceted portrait," a "gore-spattered thriller," and "as much a dark history of urban America between the world wars as it is another mobster's life story." And in The Birth of the Pill, Eig again tackles an enormous volume of unexamined personal correspondence in an original and richly-textured narrative.

Books by Jonathan Eig