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“N+1 editor Beck surveys the wild allegations, surreal trials, and sensational atmosphere of a child abuse panic that gripped the United States during the 1980s, while lucidly analyzing the intellectual and political climate that made it possible… An absorbing dissection of a panic whose tremors still affect us today.”
Publishers Weekly

Richard Beck
We Believe the Children

F R O M  A N 
A W A R D- W I N N I N G
J O U R N A L I S T

“Exemplary…Subramanian’s writing is thoughtful and often lyrical as she balances current science with narrative journalism from her travels... Her work is engaging, informative, and eminently readable.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Meera Subramanian
A River Runs Again

N O W  A  M A J O R  M O T I O N  P I C T U R E  S T A R R I N G 
J O H N N Y  D E P P

“Bone-chilling...a powerhouse of a book. Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill...write like veteran novelists, weaving scene after jaw-dropping scene into a tapestry of sickening American corruption.”New York Post

Johnny Depp
http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/paperback/black-mass/9781610395533

News and Features

  • August 7, 2015 The Wall Street Journal Review's WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN by Richard Beck

    “A thorough account... His important book gives readers who don’t know the story—or who think it is over, so 20th century—an understanding of its lingering, pernicious effects on our lives…. Mr. Beck’s book is valuable because it is timely and comprehensive.” [Read more]

  • July 22, 2015 Garry Kasparov opinion column in The Daily Beast

    Dangerous and short-sighted U.S. diplomacy has empowered no one except state sponsors of terrorism and fascistic regimes. [Read more]

  • July 21, 2015 THE BIOLOGY OF DESIRE is reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

    “As Mr. Lewis stresses throughout this unorthodox but enlightening book, people learn to be addicts, and, with effort, they can learn not to be addicts, too.” [Read more]

  • July 24, 2015 THE REBEL OF RANGOON is reviewed in the Washington Post

    “An intrepid exploration…Schrank makes a valuable contribution to the literature of pro-democratic resistance in Burma.” [Read more]

  • June 26, 2015 The Looting Machine was included in The Financial Times’ Summer books 2015

    “An unsparing portrait of the corruption” [Read more]

  • June 11, 2015 WILL COLLEGE PAY OFF? is reviewed in Wall Street Journal

    Cheering Cappelli for his critique of narrow majors and his tips for what parents and students can do to assess college costs. [Read more]

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