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David K. Shipler

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 four other books, including the best sellers Russia and The Working Poor, and Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Shipler, who has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has taught at Princeton University; at American University in Washington, D.C.; and at Dartmouth College. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Rights at Risk
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 3, 2015
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-94700-0 (0-307-94700-9)

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... Read more






Rights at Risk
Written by David K. Shipler
Knopf | Hardcover | March 2012
$28.95/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59486-0 (0-307-59486-6)

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... Read more






The Rights of the People
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7928-5 (1-4000-7928-4)

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...

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The Rights of the People
Written by David K. Shipler
Knopf | Hardcover | April 2011
$27.95/32.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4362-0 (1-4000-4362-X)

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






Ragged Dick
Written by Horatio Alger, Introduction by David K. Shipler
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7358-7 (0-8129-7358-5)

“[Alger] was an utterly American artist . . . and the truth of his books is the truth of the power of the wish. . . . Alger was perhaps American capitalism’s greatest and most effective propagandist.”
–Richard Wright

Introduction by David K. Shipler

Written to inspire schoolboys to strive for “honesty, industry, frugality... Read more






The Working Poor
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70821-3 (0-375-70821-9)

“Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,” writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry... Read more






A Country of Strangers
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73454-3 (0-679-73454-6)

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 one another across... Read more





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