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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, DC. He is the author of six books, including the bestsellers Russia and 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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Arab and Jew
Written by David K. Shipler
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | November 2015
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-44751-4 (0-553-44751-3)

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified... 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

Freedom of Speech
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2016
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94761-1 (0-307-94761-0)

A provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America

With his best seller The Working Poor, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times veteran David K. Shipler cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now he turns his incisive reporting to a critical American ideal: freedom... Read more

Ragged Dick
Written by Horatio Alger, Introduction by David K. Shipler
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$13.00/17.50(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 WrightIntroduction by David K. ShiplerWritten to inspire schoolboys to strive for “honesty, industry, frugality... Read more

Rights at Risk
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 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 justice system’s... 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 Working Poor
Written by David K. Shipler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70821-3 (0-375-70821-9)

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty.

As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology—hard, honest work. But their...

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