“Maverick is a brilliant intellectual biography of one of the most important thinkers of our time.”

Amy Chua

Yale Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

“Thomas Sowell is among the most brilliant thinkers in the world today—deep, original, creative, fearless, intimidatingly erudite.”

Steven Pinker

Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

Discover the writings and life events that resulted in a Black orphan from the Jim Crow South becoming one of the great social theorists of our age.

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Bonus Interview Transcript

On the day the book’s release, you’ll receive a PDF transcript of an interview between Jason Riley and Thomas Sowell which isn’t included in the book.

Jason Riley’s Favorite Thomas Sowell Quotes

Discover Jason’s favorite quotes from Thomas Sowell’s more than 30 books and countless columns and interviews.

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What you'll learn from reading Maverick:

  • New insights from over 10 hours of interviews conducted with Thomas Sowell
  • The origins of Sowell’s contrarian views on issues from minimum wage laws to race and culture
  • Distilled wisdom from Sowell’s career of more than half a century and over 30 books
  • A deeper look at the historical context behind Sowell’s ideas, from the civil rights movement to his time as a university professor in the ’60s
  • And much more…

About Jason Riley

Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he has published opinion pieces for more than 20 years. Topics include politics, economics, education, immigration, social inequality and race. He’s also a frequent public speaker and provides commentary for television and radio news outlets.

“It doesn’t matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think.”

— Thomas Sowell

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Jason Riley

Jason L. Riley is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several previous books, including Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed.