Books by Book Seminar Authors

Samuel G. Freedman

Without Sam, most of us in the seminar would not be authors. He has set a fine example of writing narrative nonfiction himself with his six books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles.

  • Small Victories (1990)
  • Upon This Rock (1993)
  • The Inheritance (1996)
  • Jew Vs. Jew (2000)
  • Who She Was (2005)
  • Letters to a Young Journalist (2006)

Class of 1991

Leah Hager Cohen

  • Train Go Sorry* (1994)
  • Glass, Paper, Beans (1997)
  • Heat Lightning (1997)
  • The Stuff of Dreams (2001)
  • Heart, You Bully, You Punk (2003)
  • House Lights (2005)
  • Without Apology (2005)

Elizabeth Kadetsky

  • First There Is a Mountain (2004)

Class of 1992

S.H. Fernando Jr.

  • The New Beats* (1994)

Julian Rubinstein

  • Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (2004)

Class of 1993

Tara Bahrampour

  • To See and See Again* (1999)

Class of 1994

Philippe Wamba

  • Kinship* (1999)

Ken Baker

  • Man Made (2001)
  • They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven (2003)
  • Hollywood Hussein (2005)

Sasha Abramsky

  • Hard Time Blues (2002)
  • Ill-Equipped (2003; with Jamie Fellner and Human Rights Watch)
  • Conned (2006)
  • American Furies (2007)

Class of 1995

Leslie Chang

  • Beyond the Narrow Gate* (1999)

Gary Andrew Poole

  • The Galloping Ghost (2008)

Class of 1996

Brian McDonald

  • My Father's Gun* (1999)
  • Indian Summer (2003)
  • Safe Harbor (2006)
  • Last Call at Elaine's (2008)

Phyllis Vine

  • Household and Kin (1980; with Renate Bridenthal, Amy Swerdlow, and Joan Kelly)
  • Families in Pain (1982)
  • One Man's Castle (2004)

Leron Kornreich

  • Ivory Towers (2001)

Josh Wolk

  • Cabin Pressure (2007)

Sadanand Dhume

  • My Friend the Fanatic (2008)

Class of 1997

Patrick J. McCloskey

  • The Street Stops Here* (2009)

David M. Lawrence

  • Upheaval from the Abyss* (2002)
  • Huntington's Disease (2009)

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

  • Jane Jacobs (2006)

Shira Boss-Bicak

  • Green with Envy (2006)

Adam Fifield**

  • A Blessing Over Ashes (2000)
  • Rudy! (2001; with Wayne Barrett)

Adam Zagoria

  • She's Got Handle*** (2001)
  • Ultimate (2005)

Class of 1998

Elisabeth Eaves

  • Bare* (2002)

Cheryl Pientka

  • Frommer's Paris from $80 a Day 2001 (2000; with Jean Agid)
  • France for Dummies (2003; with Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince)
  • Paris for Dummies (2003, 2007)

Class of 1999

Jana A. Karam

  • Into the Breach* (2002)

Jacob Levenson

  • The Secret Epidemic* (2004)

Sandy Edry

  • The Best American History Quiz Book (2002; with Tom Demichael and Laura Lee)

Pam Winnick

  • A Jealous God (2005)

Class of 2000

John Authers

  • The Victim's Fortune* (2002; with Richard Wolffe)

Harry Brunius

  • Better for All the World* (2006)

Ivor Hanson****

  • Life on the Ledge* (2006)

S. Mitra Kalita

  • Suburban Sahibs* (2003)

Brad Tuttle

  • The Ellis Island Collection (2004)
  • How Newark Became Newark (2009)

Class of 2001

Jonathan Englert

  • The Collar* (2006)

Minal Hajratwala

  • Leaving India* (2009)

David Houze

  • Twilight People* (2006)

Mirta Ojito

  • Finding Maņana* (2005)

Class of 2002

Holley Bishop

  • Robbing the Bees* (2005)

Thai Jones

  • A Radical Line* (2004)

Liel Liebowitz

  • Aliya* (2006)

Joan Quigley

  • The Day the Earth Caved In* (2007)

Kerry Sheridan

  • Bagpipe Brothers* (2004)

Class of 2003

Michael Bobelian

  • Children of Armenia* (2009)

Murray Greenberg

  • Passing Game* (2008)

Lindsay Pollack

  • The Girl with the Gallery* (2006)

Kavitha Rajagopalan

  • Muslims of Metropolis* (2008)

Class of 2004

Kelly McMasters

  • Welcome to Shirley* (2008)

Adam Pitluk

  • Standing Eight* (2006)

Class of 2006

Jessica Snyder Sachs

  • Encyclopedia of Inventions (2001)
  • Time of Death (2002)
  • Good Germs, Bad Germs* (2007)

Brian Eule

  • Basketball for Fun! (2003)
  • Match Day* (2009)

Alyssa Katz

  • Our Lot* (2009)

Alia Malek

  • Amreeka* (2009)

Notes

* Book from seminar

** Adam Fifield was encouraged to drop out of Columbia by Sam because he was already an excellent writer. We include him as an honorary member of the seminar.

*** Book developed from a master's project supervised by Sam

**** Ivor Hanson graduated in 1998, but was invited to audit the seminar in 2000