"The Verge" is out today!
Please, please get my book!
The day has finally arrived: The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the West (a much better title than my first attempt) is now available for purchase in the medium of your choice.
I’m fond of the audiobook, which I read myself. You can listen to a sample on the Tides of History podcast feed. If you prefer to read, check out an excerpt hosted by the fine folks at Defector, a wonderful website created by the former staff of Deadspin, where I was lucky enough to write freelance pieces for a couple of years. I also wrote a fun tie-in piece for Defector (I’ll link to when it’s up) on Christopher Columbus as a replacement-level historical figure, so be sure to check that out as well.
Thanks to all of you for reading this newsletter, and for those of you reading the book, I hope you like it. Here’s one of Albrecht Dürer’s watercolors to send you on your way.
Dude I've been waiting months for this! I love your style, I think there are precious few that can make history as interesting as you can. Congrats! I wish you nothing but success :D
I had been catching up on ToH this past week and the intros and outros mention this substack. I realized I had not been notified of any new posts recently. So I came back here and found out that there had not been any recent posts here.
I hope that this is a sign that you have been busy with important and profitable other work.
BTW We did buy and listen to the audiobook version of the Verge. We enjoyed it very much and recommend it to all.