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Conover, Ted

Overview
Works: 48 works in 144 publications in 7 languages and 7,088 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Creative nonfiction  Interviews  Juvenile works  Essays 
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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 1,363 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 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scenery. Celebrities. Snow. Who wouldn't want to live in Aspen, Colorado? Fresh from riding the rail with hoboes and running the border with Mexican illegals, acclaimed author Ted Conover decided it was time to look at--and take part in--the good life. Distrustful of the hype, Colorado native Conover approached Aspen from a different perspective. He went behind the wheel of a Mellow Yellow taxi for a ski season, crashed Don Johnson's star studded Christmas party, and was sent out on the beat for The Aspen Times. He joined a gang of retired drug dealers for a "Big Chill" weekend, waited with New Agers for expected landing of a flying saucer, an dropped in unexpectedly on John Denver, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and Playboy playmate Barbi Benton. Conover certainly learned about the real Aspen--maybe a little too much. Because it wasn't long before he got caught up in it. His seduction by Aspen's beauty, sex, and "perfect life-style" parallel this one small town's own experience in selling its soul. Funny, poignant, and revealing, Whiteout is a meditation on the sweet temptation of wealth, the loss of home, and vainglorious quests for paradise. Conover captures as never before the glitzy allure--and heartbreaking reality--of la dolce vita, American style."--Jacket
Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep by Ted Conover( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 293 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 56 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 23 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed journalist Conover sets a new standard for reporting when he applies for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison but now the New York State's most troubled maximum-security facility. The result of his year there is this remarkable look at one of America's most dangerous prisons, where drugs, gang wars, and sex are rampant, and where the line between violator and violated is often unclear. As sobering as it is suspenseful, Newjack is an indispensable contribution to the urgent debate about our country's criminal justice system, and a consistently fascinating read
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 12 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
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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Coyotes A Journey Across Borders with America's Mexican Migrants by Ted Conover( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic tale of life among undocumented migrants, Ted Conover, author of Newjack, immerses himself in a world few Americans ever see and fewer still come to know. He gets himself smuggled across the border, works on citrus ranches, accompanies workers to industrial L.A., Phoenix, Florida, and Idaho, and travels deep into Mexico to understand the poverty that begins the whole cycle. He helps migrants workers navigate America and sees it anew through their eyes. By turns harrowing and hilarious, Coyotes is an intimate journey with those who brave hardship and danger to seek a better life north of the border."There is grace in this book, even more wisdom. What makes it really glow on every page is Conover's realization that he is dealing neither with a crime nor a tragedy, but with another of those human adventures that make America a country that is constantly renewing itself ... remarkable." ⁰́₃The New York Times Book Review
True stories : a century of literary journalism by Norman Sims( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 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
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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Conover; Richard Ben Cramer ; Leon Dash; William Finnegan ; Jonathan Harr ; Alex Kotlowitz; Jon Krakauer ; Jane Kramer; William Langewiesche; Adrian Nicole LeBlanc ; Michael Lewis ; Susan Orlean; Richard Preston ; Ron Rosenbaum ; Eric Schlosser; Gay Talese ; Calvin Trillin; Lawrence Weschler; Lawrence Wright
Newjack : a year as a prison guard in New York's most infamous maximum security jail by Ted Conover( Book )

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

After he was denied access to report on Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails, journalist Ted Conover applied to become a prison guard. As a rookie officer, or 'newjack', Conover spent a year in the unpredictable, intimidating and often violent world of America's penal system
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
Szlaki człowieka : podróże drogami świata by Ted Conover( Book )

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

The best American essays 1994( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1993 which were originally published in American periodicals. Includes essays by Ted Conover, Andre Dubus III, Stanley Elkin, Louise Erdrich, Ian Frazier, Stephen Jay Gould, James A. McPherson, Cynthia Ozick, Paul Theroux, and John Updike
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
The routes of man : how roads are changing the world and the way we live today by Ted Conover( Recording )

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

Detailing how roads have played a crucial role in human life, from ancient Rome to the present, Ted Conover explores six key byways worldwide from Peru to China and reveals the costs and benefits of being connected
 
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Alternative Names
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 journalismNewjack : a year as a prison guard in New York's most infamous maximum security jail