Books by Michael D’Orso

Michael D’Orso is the author of more than a dozen books, including Plundering Paradise, Like Judgment Day, Like No Other Time (with Tom Daschle), and Walking with the Wind (with John Lewis).


ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 7, 2006

"Sympathetic and revelatory."
An intimate look at how a high-school basketball team carries the flame of ethnic pride for the native citizens of an Alaskan bush village. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"The rotting underside of a lovely, fragile leaf. Disturbing. (16 b&w photographs; 14 maps, not seen)"
A journalist repudiates the usual Discovery Channel views of the remarkable islands and examines the lives of the many who call the Galápagos home. Read full book review >
IN PRAISE OF PUBLIC LIFE by Joseph I. Lieberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"While occasionally resorting to campaign boilerplate and neglecting specifics, Lieberman will seem to many readers, in his stress on citizens— reciprocal rights and responsibilities, a throwback, however subdued, to Robert Kennedy."
Countering rampant cynicism about politicians, US Senator Lieberman (D-Conn.; Child Support in America, 1986, etc.) and D—Orso offer a sober, even convincing plea that what —is right and good about this life . . . far outweighs the bad.— Although noting that this is not a memoir, Lieberman often illustrates points by reviewing stages in his own career: staffer to Sen. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1998

"A classic, invaluable blockbuster history of the civil-rights movement."
Georgia congressman Lewis (with journalist D'Orso's help) crafts a passionate, principled, and absorbing first-person account of the civil-rights movement—dramatic, well-paced history fired by moral purpose and backed by the authority of hard time in the trenches. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

A first-person account of how a nuclear-powered principal saved a Philadelphia school in a collapsing inner-city neighborhood. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"A fine and absorbing memoir that captures the turbulent emotions surrounding the passage of the modern civil-rights acts. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Former Alabama congressman Elliott, with the assistance of D'Orso (co-author, Somerset Homecoming, 1988), engagingly relates the affecting story of his rise from a dirt-poor childhood in Alabama's ``hill country'' to his long tenure on Capitol Hill, as well as his political ruin at the hands of George Wallace. Read full book review >