From D'burg to Jerusalemchronicles the author's journalistic adventures from the most trivial -- the painting of the town garage roof in Duanesburg -- to the most far-reaching -- religious nationalism in Jerusalem, visiting along the way police corruption, the power of teachers' unions, the sexual abuse (or non-abuse) of children, Christian fundamentalism, and more. These are the stories that Carl Strock explored in his newspaper column, brought together for the first time, with a trajectory that goes up and up -- until it suddenly goes down. (from the back cover)

What others say

"Carl Strock has a well-deserved reputation as a tough journalist who doesn't shrink from taking on issues that everyone else tries to avoid. It has been said that the job of a journalist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Throughout his long career, Carl has done just that." -- Melanie Trimble, Director, Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union

"It's the job of the bully pulpit and the press to speak truth to power. Whether he's bringing his light of truth and humor to the foibles of a town board, the excesses of a police department, the arrogance of unions, or the human rights of Palestinians, Carl Strock brings us a fascinating story scripted with a sharp editorial pen that ultimately cost him his job." -- Rev. John Ekman, retired pastor, Presbyterian and New England Congregational Church, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

"We always urged Carl to write a book. Now he's done it, and even more people will geet to enjoy and appreciate his deep sense of justice and fair play. He has provided hope and comfort to many people in our community who need help trying to deal with officials who are often blinded by aggressive ambition, ignorance and even pig-headedness." -- Ernie Tetrault, retired anchorman, WRGB-TV.

A recent review by Frank S. Robinson:

How to buy

Come to an event and get it signed by the author. The events are listed on the home page.

Order directly from the author. Send a check for $20 ($17 for the book, $3 for shipping) to:

Carl Strock

P.O. Box 3152

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Find it at the following bookstores:

The Open Door                                   Northshire Bookstore                    The Bookloft

128 Jay St.                                            424  Broadway                                 Barrington Plaza

Schenectady                                         Saratoga Springs                             332  Stockbridge Road

                                                                                                                              Great Barrington, Mass.

The Book House                                Market Block Books                         Lyrical Ballad              

Stuyvesant Plaza                                290 River St.                                      7 Phila St.

1475 Western Ave.                            Troy                                                       Saratoga Springs


The Book Hound  

16 East Main St.



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