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Stephen L. Carter
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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is also the author of seven books of nonfiction.

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July 29, 2014
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Back Channel
A novel
Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $27.95

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes are in the air. Troops are at the ready. Both leaders are surrounded by advisers clamoring... Read more >
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Back Channel
A novel
Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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The Culture of Disbelief

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1994
Price: $18.00

In The Culture of Disbelief, Stephen L. Carter explains the vital separation of church and state while embracing rather than trivializing the faith of millions of citizens or treating religious believers with disdain. Carter uses liberal means to arrive at what are often considered conservative ends. Explaining how preserving a special... Read more >

The Emperor of Ocean Park

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Emperor of Ocean Park

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $14.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family. The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seabord—families who summer... Read more >

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95

From the author of the bestsellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, an electrifying and provocative historical novel set in an alternate history in which Abraham Lincoln survives assassination at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. In this gripping legal and political thriller, Stephen L. Carter imagines what... Read more >

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Jericho's Fall

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95

A riveting spy thriller, Jericho's Fall is the spellbinding story of a young woman running for her life from shadowy government forces.

In a secluded mountain retreat, Jericho Ainsley, former CIA director and former secretary of defense, is dying of cancer. To his bedside he has called Rebecca DeForde, a young, single... Read more >
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Jericho's Fall

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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New England White

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $15.95

The eagerly awaited, electrifying new novel from the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park (“Among the most remarkable fiction debuts in recent years . . . A rip-roaring entertainment”—The Boston Globe).

When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, Time Out declared: “Carter does for members of the contemporary black upper... Read more >

New England White

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Palace Council

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $15.00

Bestselling author Stephen L. Carter delivers a gripping political thriller set against the backdrop of Watergate, Vietnam, and the Nixon White House.

Philmont Castle is a man who has it all: wealth, respect, and connections. He's the last person you'd expect to fall prey to a murderer, but then his body is... Read more >

Palace Council

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

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