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Stephen L. Carter

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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Back Channel
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80487-7 (0-345-80487-2)

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. The only way for the two leaders to negotiate safely is to open a “back channel” by way of a clandestine emissary.

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The Culture of Disbelief
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 1994
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-47498-6 (0-385-47498-9)

The Culture Of Disbelief has  been the subject of an enormous amount of media  attention from the first moment it was published.  Hugely successful in hardcover, the Anchor paperback  is sure to find a large audience as the  ever-increasing, enduring debate about the relationship of  church and state in America continues. In The  Culture Of Disbelief, Stephen Carter  explains... Read more

The Emperor of Ocean Park
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71292-0 (0-375-71292-5)

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 at Martha’s Vineyard—and the inner circle of... Read more

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47448-3 (0-307-47448-8)

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...

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Jericho's Fall
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47447-6 (0-307-47447-X)

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

New England White
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71291-3 (0-375-71291-7)

Lemaster Carlyle, the president of the country's most prestigious university, and his wife, Julie, the divinity school's deputy dean, are America's most prominent and powerful African American couple. Driving home through a swirling blizzard late one night, the couple skids off the road. Near the sight of their accident they discover... Read more

Palace Council
Written by Stephen L. Carter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38596-3 (0-307-38596-5)

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