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Newjack by Ted Conover
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Jun 12, 2001 | ISBN 9780375726620

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“An amazing book…. The stories are spellbinding and the telling is clear and cold.”  —The Washington Post Book World

“[Conover] has made us fully part of his experience…. It is hard to imagine any journalist doing this more daringly or effectively.”  —The New York Times

“A timely, troubling, important book.”  —The Baltimore Sun

Newjack is a graphic and troubling window into society’s scrapheap. Conover is to be commended for having the chops to venture where few others would dare go…. An important cautionary tale.”  —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Newjack tells the straight skinny on a guard’ s life inside prison without being overly judgmental or cloyingly sentimental. It’ s experimental journalism at its best.”  —The Denver Post

“A devastating chronicle of the toll prison takes on the prisoners and the keepers of the keys.”–Minneapolis Star Tribune

“An incisive and indelible look at the life of a corrections officer and the dark life of the penal system.”–The Dallas Morning News

“A fascinating story…. Prison books crowd the shelves, but few tell the story from the point of view of the officers who spend eight hours a day doing time, hoping and praying that they make it home that night, hoping and praying that the job allows them to remain human.” –The San Diego Union-Tribune


National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER 2000

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