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David K. Shipler
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DAVID K. SHIPLER reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers Russiaand The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has taught at Princeton, American University, and Dartmouth. He writes online at The Shipler Report.

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Ragged Dick
or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
Written by Horatio Alger
Introduction by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $11.00

“Alger was perhaps American Capitalism’s greatest and most effective propagandist.”—Richard Wright

Written to inspire schoolboys to strive for “honesty, industry, frugality, and a worthy ambition,” the novels of Horatio Alger (1832–99) are infused with great humanity, broad humor, and a surprisingly sophisticated view of Gilded Age propriety. Central to Alger’s philosophy is... Read more >

Arab and Jew
Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $11.99

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A Country of Strangers
Blacks and Whites in America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $16.95

Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Country of Strangers is a magnificent exploration of the psychological landscape where blacks and whites meet. To tell the story in human rather than abstract terms, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David K. Shipler bypasses both extremists and celebrities and takes us among ordinary Americans as they encounter... Read more >


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May 12, 2015
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Freedom of Speech
Mightier Than the Sword
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Price: $28.95

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Freedom of Speech
Mightier Than the Sword
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Price: $14.99

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February 3, 2015
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Rights at Risk
The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $17.95

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Rights at Risk
The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $28.95

An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.

With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises—before and since 9/11—have undermined the criminal justice system’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Rights at Risk
The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

The Rights of the People

Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Rights of the People
How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $16.95

An impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade—and their direct impact on our lives.

How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler searches for the answers to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Rights of the People
How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $27.95

From the best-selling author of The Working Poor, an impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade—and their direct impact on our lives.

How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize–winner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Working Poor
Invisible in America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.00

Most of the people I write about in this book do not have the luxury of rage. They are caught in exhausting struggles. Their wages do not lift them far enough from poverty to improve their lives, and their lives, in turn, hold them back. The term by which they are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Working Poor
Invisible in America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $13.99

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