Thai Jones has published two full-length works of narrative nonfiction. A former newspaper reporter who was trained to pound the pavement in search of a story, he has also spent his entire career exploring the potential and possibilities of digital databases. This combination of research tactics gives his writing unique texture and depth, bringing readers back to the American past in vivid detail.
With a PhD in History from Columbia University, Thai 's work has consistently focused on the power of protest movements in the United States.
More Powerful Than Dynamite
“Delving into the major players behind the dramatic events of 1914 in New York City, Jones (A Radical Line) draws parallels between 1914 and recent times in the social issues, moral dilemmas, and lack of political insight with intelligent research, fascinating characters, and striking tabloid color.”—Publishers Weekly
A Radical Line
"This book begins with an intensely dramatic scene, and continues to fascinate the reader right through to the end. We follow a group of people—especially the notorious "Weather" people—who are at the center of the extraordinary events of the Sixties. Abstractions like “radicalism", "pacifism" "violence" are given a human face, as we see the characters in this book struggle, often in troubling ways, for a world free of war and injustice.”
—Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States