Books by Peter Laufer

Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"The author tackles an endangered species with less obvious charm than pandas or dolphins, but his love of them and the lore he includes makes this a highly readable book."
A new entry to the rapidly growing body of literature on endangered animals, this time about a species that has survived for millennia and is found around the world. Read full book review >
SEE YOU LATER, AMIGO!  by Peter Laufer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A well-meaning but flawed representation of Spanglish. (references, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Friendship and Spanglish form a loose connection in this picture book about a young Latina girl who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >
ORGANIC by Peter Laufer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A lively, highly informative exposé capped by trips to Kazakhstan and Bolivia, where Laufer settles his questions about the walnuts and black beans he purchased. Now, how to fix the situation so that not all foods labeled organic are 'suspect'?"
Former NBC News correspondent Laufer (Journalism/Oregon Univ.; The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State, 2013, etc.) investigates the "need to know what we're eating and how it came to our dinner plates." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Laufer's compelling evidence will push readers to assess the distinctions between love and mistreatment among our animal brethren."
A provocative examination of the fine line between the use and abuse of animals. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A flawed but pleasing survey of nature's most beautiful insects."
A charming but slightly scattershot meditation on butterflies and the people who love them. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1994

"Court TV does it better."
An instant replay of the trial of four suburban New Jersey high school athletes who sexually assaulted a retarded girl with a bat and broom. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"A decent spanning-the-globe overview. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Radio-journalist Laufer (Iron Curtain Rising, 1991) visited Americans imprisoned in 21 countries for this readable if often superficial look at how travelers run afoul of the law abroad—and what happens when they do. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Sixteen pages of photos—not seen)."
Veteran international correspondent Laufer, who covered the Eastern bloc revolution for ABC and CBS, here offers images, anecdotes, and conversations with ordinary citizens that give a fuller flavor of how the prospect of freedom affects individuals. Read full book review >