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Ted Conover

Ted Conover is the author of several books including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing(winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker,and National Geographic. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He lives in New York City.

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Coyotes
Written by Ted Conover
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1987
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-75518-2 (0-394-75518-9)

To discover what becomes of Mexicans who come illegally to the United States, Conover disguised himself as an illegal alien, traveling and working across America for more than a year. This is the chronicle of his journey.
 
“Ted Conover lived the bizarre life of the Mexican illegals. Theirs is... Read more






Newjack
Written by Ted Conover
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72662-0 (0-375-72662-4)

Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system at Sing Sing.

When Ted Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as... Read more






Rolling Nowhere
Written by Ted Conover
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72786-3 (0-375-72786-8)

In Ted Conover's first book, now back in print, he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curious.

Hoboes fascinated Conover, but he had only encountered them in literature and folksongs. So, he... Read more






The Routes of Man
Written by Ted Conover
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2011
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7702-1 (1-4000-7702-8)

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of Newjack, an absorbing book about roads and their power to change the world.

Roads bind our world—metaphorically and literally—transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and... Read more






Whiteout
Written by Ted Conover
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1993
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74178-7 (0-679-74178-X)

Irreverent, poignant, and revealing, this meditation on the sweet temptation of wealth and the vainglorious quest for paradise as they exist in Aspen, Colorado, features a "cast of characters (that) includes such barn-size satirical targets as exclusive health clubs, over-the-hill drug dealers and movie stars and rock stars of wattages bright... Read more





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