Books Jane Mayer Books by Jane Mayer Jane Mayer has written books about: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jane Mayer NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'Hidden History' Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise Fresh Air January 19, 2016 Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, says the Kochs didn't grow up in "the usual cozy, all-American family." Their parents were away much of the time, and competition between the brothers was fierce. 'Hidden History' Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise Listen · 38:57 38:57 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463565987/463611340" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'Dark Side' Details A War On American Ideals August 22, 2008 In her new book, journalist Jane Mayer chronicles how the war on terror has undermined the U.S. Constitution. Reviewer Simon Maxwell Apter says that Mayer's exhaustive research and painfully blunt prose set The Dark Side apart from the dozens of other post-9/11 history books. The Impact of War Terror And The Unraveling Of America's Moral Fabric July 15, 2008 According to investigative journalist Jane Mayer, the war on terrorism may have done as much political and social damage to the United States as terrorism itself. Mayer writes for The New Yorker, and she recently published The Dark Side. Terror And The Unraveling Of America's Moral Fabric Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92528583/92551967" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Books Excerpt: 'The Dark Side' July 15, 2008 Mayer's book is a solid work of journalism that lays waste any assertion that "We do not torture."