Stephen L. Carter





Stephen L. Carter

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October 26, 1954

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale where he has taught since 1982. He has published seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books on topics ranging from affirmative action to religion and politics. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), was an immediate national best seller. His latest novel is New England White (Knopf, 2007). A recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Fiction, he lives near New Haven, Connecticut."

Also writes under the pen name A.L Shields.


Average rating: 3.51 · 9,565 ratings · 1,683 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
The Emperor of Ocean Park
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 4,056 ratings — published 2002 — 42 editions
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New England White
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 1,812 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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The Impeachment of Abraham ...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,428 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Palace Council
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 883 ratings — published 2008 — 22 editions
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Jericho's Fall
2.99 of 5 stars 2.99 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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The Culture of Disbelief
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Integrity
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Civility: Manners, Morals, ...
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The Violence of Peace: Amer...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Reflections Of An Affirmati...
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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“Love is an activity, not a feeling…True love is not the helpless desire to possess the cherished object of one’s fervent affection; true love is the disciplined generosity we require of ourselves for the sake of another when we would rather be selfish.”
Stephen L. Carter, The Emperor of Ocean Park
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“Every conflict plagues the peace that follows it.”
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“Fidelity in a sad marriage can fairly be described as an act of faith.”
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Stephen L. Carter’s novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.
 
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The terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the mad agendas of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes.
 
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The Skies Belong to Us  Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner
The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Brendan I. Koerner

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands, where they imagined being hailed as heroes; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when the young lovers at the heart of Brendan I. Koerner's "The Skies Belong to Us" pulled off the longest-distance hijacking in American history.
 
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Anatomy of Injustice  A Murder Case Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
Raymond Bonner

In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim’s body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.
 
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