Baker, Nicholson

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Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act

This flowing account reveals the dark side of wartime strategies clouded by denials of FOIA requests. It will fascinate Cold War-era historians and readers concerned about access to government information.
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Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids

Highly recommended for listeners interested in an outsider's perspective on the state of American education. ["Baker effectively portrays the everyday din of grinding pencil sharpeners and screaming students. His book abounds in artful observations and snippets of dialog with children, and in this compares favorably to a classic of the genre": LJ 9/1/16 review of the Blue Rider hc.]
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Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids

Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/7/16.]
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Traveling Sprinkler

Recommended. ["Baker, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, is always daring, and what results here is a witty and enticingly coherent blend of the everyday and the profound," read the starred review of the Blue Rider hc, LJ 9/15/13.]
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Traveling Sprinkler

Baker, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, is always daring, and what results here is a witty and enticingly coherent blend of the everyday and the profound. [See Prepub Alert, 3/18/13.]
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The Way the World Works

Baker's voice is that of a convivially erudite conversationalist seeking comfort in the predictable in a high-tech, ever-changing world. Anyone who delights in reading will be heartened.
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House of Holes

The casual reader may find Baker's sexually charged diatribe overwhelming, while others will find this open expression of eroticism refreshing and honest. [See Prepub Alert, 2/21/11.]—Joshua Finnell, Denison Univ. Lib., Granville, OH

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