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Lawrence Goldstone

Biography

Lawrence Goldstone

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of many books of fiction and nonfiction. One of his novels won a New American Writing Award, another was a New York Times notable mystery. His articles, reviews and opinion pieces have appeared in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other periodicals. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, and his work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, Salon and Slate. He lives in Connecticut, with his wife and daughter.

Lawrence Goldstone

Books by Lawrence Goldstone

by Lawrence Goldstone - History, Nonfiction

In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation’s first car show in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm --- and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a “theory looking for an application,” evolved into an innovation that would change history.

by Lawrence Goldstone - History, Nonfiction

Wilbur and Orville Wright are two of the greatest innovators in history, and together they solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was the most talented machinist of his day --- tackling first the motorcycle and later turning his eyes toward the skies to become the fastest man aloft. But between the Wrights and Curtiss bloomed a poisonous rivalry and patent war so powerful that it shaped aviation in its early years and drove one of the three men to his grave.

by Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Born to a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now his daughter and co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw.