Stephen L. Carter
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In fiction, Stephen L. Carter's reimagining of Lincoln's presidency and Joshua Henkin's tale of a family's fragmented mourning arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Bill Clegg recounts his attempt to stay clean, and Tim Kreider lifts the curtain on the human condition.
Did Abraham Lincoln subvert the Constitution? That's the startling premise of a new novel from Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, in which Lincoln survives that terrible night at Ford's Theatre, only to face an impeachment trial two years later.
Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.
Over the past few weeks, Talk of the Nation has been asking for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. Here are 10 of your suggestions.
The Obama administration insists the military intervention in Libya is a humanitarian effort to protect civilians. But if the real mission proves to be regime change, that may change the equation. Stephen Carter, author of The Violence of Peace, explains the criteria for a "just war."
President Obama may have campaigned as a peace candidate, but in the book The Violence of Peace, author Stephen Carter argues that Obama has largely accepted former President George W. Bush's war policies — and in some cases expanded them.
What makes a great beach read? The producer of our book series, Ellen Silva, thinks it's a book set where you're vacationing. She has picked four spots — Venice Beach, Calif.; Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts; and South Beach in Florida — with great surf and even better books.
Stephen Carter has a new thriller called Jericho's Fall. Linda Wertheimer talks to him about the basis for his tale of spies, official secrecy and financial fraud. The story centers on a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and his leverage against the other players in his shadowy world. This is Carter's fourth novel but his first spy thriller.
Yale law professor Stephen Carter sets his novels in the world of wealthy and well-educated black Americans. His third novel, Palace Council, is both historical and contemporary. Carter chronicles the pivotal struggles over race and politics in the 1960s.
Carter's sprawling, old-fashioned whodunit unravels the murder of a noted Ivy League economist. The book's heroes are an accomplished and well-connected black American couple whose fictional family saga offers a window into a rarely seen part of our culture.
Sprawling, old-fashioned whodunit unravels the murder of a noted Ivy League economist. The book's heroes are a well-connected African-American couple whose fictional family saga offers a window into a rarely seen part of our culture.
Stephen Carter's novel New England White centers on a prominent African-American family in a largely white New England college town. The thriller, which offers keen observations on race, focuses on two murders separated by 30 years.