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Conover, Ted

Overview
Works: 42 works in 128 publications in 7 languages and 7,010 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Interviews  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9475.N72, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ted Conover
Coyotes : a journey through the secret world of America's illegal aliens by Ted Conover( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the underground railway of Mexican illegals, brutal police, and sinister smugglers
Whiteout : lost in Aspen by Ted Conover( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irreverent, poignant, and revealing, this meditation on the sweet temptation of wealth and the vainglorious quest for paradise as they exist in Aspen, Colorado, features a "cast of characters (that) includes such barn-size satirical targets as exclusive health clubs, over-the-hill drug dealers and movie stars and rock stars of wattages bright and dim" (The New Republic)
Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep by Ted Conover( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting--a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir--the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels. He covers how to "get into" a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public. Throughout, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. It’s a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world." -- Publisher's description
Holding the key : my year as a guard at Sing Sing by Ted Conover( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyotes : a journey across borders with America's illegal migrants by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the underground railway of Mexican illegals, brutal police, and sinister smugglers
Rolling nowhere by Ted Conover( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a personal account of the author's adventures riding the rails with America's hoboes and presents a factual glimpse into the world of the modern-day hobo
Newjack : guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Fact Sheet For previous books, the intrepid Ted Conover immersed himself in the desperate lives of railroad hoboes & illegal Mexican immigrants. The New York Times said, "Mr. Conover combines a sociologist's eye for detail with a novelist's sense of drama & compassion." Newjack ups the ante: Conover spent a year as a corrections officer at Sing Sing & this book is his account of that experience. As he struggles to become a good guard, Conover angers inmates, dodges blows, works to balance decency with toughness, & participates in the prison rituals--strip frisks, cell searches, cell "extractions"--That exact a toll on inmates & officers alike. He also recounts the history of Sing Sing, from its construction to its fame as the citadel of capital punishment. This book will become a landmark of American journalism--the definitive presentation of the impasse between the need to imprison criminals & the dehumanization (of guards as well as inmates) that almost inevitably takes place behind bars
A Year as a prison guard in New York's most infamous maximum security jail by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader as close as possible to experience life in Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails. This title offers an account of how the gruelling world of the prison system brutalizes all who enter it - prison guards and prisoners alike
Le strade dell'uomo : viaggi nel mondo d'asfalto by Ted Conover( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les coyotes : un périple au-delà des frontières avec les migrants clandestins by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True stories : a century of literary journalism by Norman Sims( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"True Stories details the cultural conditions, the competing journalistic forms, and the innovative writers that shaped literary journalism's destiny. The book examines the work of early practitioners, the difficulties encountered during the rise of journalistic objectivity, the burst of activity during the Great Depression, and the formation of a creative oasis at The New Yorker in the 1930s through the barren 1950s, as well as looking at the personal involvement of New Journalists during the 1960s. Sims uses extensive interviews with contemporary writers to argue we need literary journalism if we hope to achieve a nuanced and complex view of our world, one that captures diverse perspectives and achieves an accurate and artistic presentation of experience."--Jacket
Szlaki człowieka : podróże drogami świata by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koyōtetachi( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The routes of man : how roads are changing the world and the way we live today by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Newjack, an absorbing book about roads and their power to change the world. Roads bind our world--metaphorically and literally--transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them. With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores six of these key byways worldwide. In Peru, he traces the journey of a load of rare mahogany over the Andes to its origin, an untracked part of the Amazon basin soon to be traversed by a new east-west route across South America. In East Africa, he visits truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS. In the West Bank, he monitors highway checkpoints with Israeli soldiers and then passes through them with Palestinians, witnessing the injustices and danger borne by both sides. He shuffles down a frozen riverbed with teenagers escaping their Himalayan valley to see how a new road will affect the now-isolated Indian region of Ladakh. From the passenger seat of a new Hyundai piling up the miles, he describes the exuberant upsurge in car culture as highways proliferate across China. And from inside an ambulance, he offers an apocalyptic but precise vision of Lagos, Nigeria, where congestion and chaos on freeways signal the rise of the global megacity. A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected--how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back
Clubs and Societies : Badminton Club, Dairy Club, Horticulture Club & Agronomy Club, OAC Review, v.54, no. 4, Jan. 1942, p. 244-245 by OAC Review Index (University of Guelph)( )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Canadian Inter Collegiate Athletic Union denounces professionalism in Inter Collegiate athletics, OAC Review, v.58, no. 3, December 1945, page 150 by OAC Review Index( )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scribbles( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El nuevo nuevo periodismo : conversaciones sobre el oficio con los mejores escritores estadounidendes de no ficción by Robert S Boynton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En la década de los setenta, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese y otros escritores estadounidenses impulsaron el llamado Nuevo Periodismo, movimiento que revolucionó el género periodístico al situarlo al nivel de la mejor literatura, tanto por las audaces técnicas narrativas empleadas como por la novedosa forma de explorar los temas y los personajes. Cuarenta años después, Robert S. Boynton define en este libro lo que él denomina el "nuevo Nuevo Periodismo", y lo hace a través de una serie de conversaciones con diecinueve profesionales cuya labor continúa y actualiza el legado de sus predecesores. Estos "nuevos nuevos periodistas" son ante todo reporteros que se implican a fondo en sus investigaciones, como Ted Conover, que vivió durante meses como un vagabundo; Jon Krakauer, que acompañó una expedición al Everest de funesto desenlace; o Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, que dedicó casi diez años a escribir un reportaje sobre una familia del Bronx. Estrategias de inmersión que ilustran el análisis de los problemas más candentes de la actualidad y le dan una dimensión real. Las entrevistas recogidas en El nuevo Nuevo Periodismo revelan los métodos, las fuentes de inspiración, los objetivos y las inquietudes de un grupo de periodistas que han infundido nueva fuerza a una profesión apasionante y más necesaria que nunca. (EDITOR)
Sports : Assault-at-arms, wrestling, hockey, basketball, swimming by OAC Review Index (University of Guelph)( )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The routes of man : travels in the paved world by Ted Conover( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores six of these key byways worldwide. In Peru, he traces the journey of a load of rare mahogany over the Andes to its origin, an untracked part of the Amazon basin soon to be traversed by a new east-west route across South America. In East Africa, he visits truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS. In the West Bank, he monitors highway checkpoints with Israeli soldiers and then passes through them with Palestinians, witnessing the injustices and danger borne by both sides. He shuffles down a frozen riverbed with teenagers escaping their Himalayan valley to see how a new road will affect the now-isolated Indian region of Ladakh. From the passenger seat of a new Hyundai piling up the miles, he describes the exuberant upsurge in car culture as highways proliferate across China. And from inside an ambulance, he offers an apocalyptic but precise vision of Lagos, Nigeria, where congestion and chaos on freeways signal the rise of the global megacity
 
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Ted Conover American journalist

Ted Conover Amerikaans journalist

Ted Conover periodista estadounidense

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Whiteout : lost in AspenHolding the key : my year as a guard at Sing SingCoyotes : a journey across borders with America's illegal migrantsRolling nowhereNewjack : guarding Sing SingA Year as a prison guard in New York's most infamous maximum security jailTrue stories : a century of literary journalismThe routes of man : how roads are changing the world and the way we live todayThe routes of man : travels in the paved world