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Stephen L. Carter Books In Order

Publication Order of Elm Harbor Books

The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New England White (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palace Council (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jericho's Fall (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back Channel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Confirmation Mess: Cleaning Up The Federal Appointments Process (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Integrity (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dissent of the Governed : A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Civility (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Name In Vain: The Wrongs And Rights Of Relgion In Politics (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Inherit the Dead(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter was born October 26, 1954 in Washington, D. C., the second of his parents’ five kids.

He was raised within a family a family devoted to public service. His mom worked as an executive assistant for M. Carl Holman and Julian Bond of the National Urban Coalition. His dad, an attorney turned administrator, was Executive Director of the Washington Urban League, and later a vice president at Cornell University. Carter’s grandad was a successful dentist in Harlem, while his grandma, named Eunice Hunton Carter, was the very first black woman to be a district attorney in New York state.

Stephen graduated from Ithaca High School in the year 1972, and “The Best Black”, his essay, is partially based on his experiences when he was there. While at Ithaca, he was the editor-in-chief of The Tattler, and he pushed hard for students to be represented on the local school board.

He earned his BA in history in 1976 from Stanford University. During his time here, he served as the managing editor for the Stanford Daily. Carter got a J. D. from Yale Law School in the year 1979. While at Yale, he won the prize for best oralist in the Thurmond Arnold Moot Court Competition and he served as a note editor on the Yale Law Journal.

After he graduated from Yale, he served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and subsequently, for U. S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from the year 1980 until 1981.

Since the year 1982, he has taught at Yale Law School as the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law. He teaches courses on evidence, ethics in literature, contracts, professional responsibility, intellectual property, and the ethics and law of war.

Stephen’s earned eight honorary degrees, from places that include the University of Notre Dame, Bates College, Hamilton College, and Colgate University.

“The Emperor of Ocean Park” won the 2003 BCALA Literary Award, from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and the 2003 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

He and wife Enola G. Aird, have two kids, and they live in Connecticut and then summer in Martha’s Vineyard.

Stephen’s debut novel, called “The Emperor of Ocean Park”, was released in the year 2002. His work is from the mystery, political, and historical genres, and has written non-fiction politics, affirmative action, and religion. Stephen also writes under the pen name of A. L. Shields.

“The Emperor of Ocean Park” is the first novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2002. This novel is set in two privileged worlds: the inner circle of one Ivy League law school and the upper crust of African American society of the Eastern seaboard (families that summer at Martha’s Vineyard).

Talcott Garland is a devoted dad, successful as a law professor, and husband of an ambitious and gorgeous woman, whose future desires could threaten the family that he holds so dear. When Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott’s dad and disgraced ex-Supreme Court nominee, is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott wonders if his dad was murdered.

Guided by the elements of the mysterious puzzle that his dad left behind, Talcott is forced to risk his career, his marriage, and his life to find justice.

“New England White” is the second novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2007. Carter takes readers back to Elm Harbor, the New England university town. Here, a murder starts cracking the facade that has hidden all the racial complications of the town’s past, the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence, and the secrets of one prominent family.

In the middle of it all: Julia Carlyle (one of the divinity school’s deputy deans) and Lemaster Carlyle (the university president). African-Americans living in the heart of whiteness. Lemaster is a friend of the president of the United States from way back, while Julia was the murdered guy’s lover from years prior. The meeting point of these links forms the core of one mystery that deepens even while Julia closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind this murder.

This is a multi-layered and academic read, with a fast pace that readers found to be very intriguing and confident and filled with highly-accomplished African-American elites. Stephen brilliantly lays out his characters’ judgments about morality and contemporary race relations. LeMaster Carlyle is a highly brilliant and complex villains in all of contemporary fiction.

“Palace Council” is the third novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2008. During the summer of 1952, twenty prominent guys gather at a secret meeting on Martha’s Vineyard and come up with a plan to manipulate the President of the United States. Shortly after, the body of one of these guys is found by Harlem’s rising literary star, named Eddie Wesley.

Eddie’s younger sister mysteriously vanishes, Eddie and Aurelia Treene (the woman he loves) are pulled ito what becomes a two decade search for truth. While Aurelia and Eddie discover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms in New York through the shady corners of radical politics. It goes all the way to the Oval Office.

“Jericho’s Fall” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2009. Jericho Ainsley (once the head of the CIA and longtime Wall Street titan), in one imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, lies dying.

He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the younger lady that he threw his career away for twenty years back and mired them both in a scandal. She believes she’s there to just say goodbye, however is soon drawn into a battle of wits being fought over one explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike would like to wrest from Jericho before he finally passes on.

The novel embraces a wide range of issues, from the meltdown of the world financial system to the morality of intelligence operations. It creates, in Beck DeForde, an unforgettable heroine for this turbulent modern time.

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