General Nonfiction Books I Worked On, 1986-1999

(Complete list 1994-1999; selected list previous to that)

1999

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, vol. 2, by Victor Klemperer, Random House (checking proofs)

Fight Fat After Forty: The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim for Life by Pamela Peeke, Viking (copyedited)

Beyond the Battlefield: The Ordinary Life and Extraordinary Times of the Civil War Soldier (based on letters from soldiers in the field) by David Madden, Simon & Schuster, copyedited

Hillary's Choice (a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton) by Gail Sheehy, Random House (copyedited)

Phoenix: A Brother's Life (the author's brother dies from burns) by J. D. Dolan, Knopf (proofread)

Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night (about dance classes of various genres in Los Angeles) by Eve Babitz, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

First Son (biography of George W. Bush) by Bill Minutaglio, Times Books (copyedited) (To see the author's kudo for Lynn's work on this book, click here.)

Mandela (biography of Nelson Mandela) by Anthony Sampson, Knopf (proofread American edition)

Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals (group biography of the early staff of Partisan Review) by David Laskin, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words (results of a survey of prison inmates) by Dan Malone and Howard Swindle, Andrews McMeel (proofread)

Portrait of Hemingway by Lillian Ross, Modern Library (proofread)

The Secret Language of Destiny: A Personology Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose by Gary Goldschneider, Penguin Studio (copyedited)

A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters, and History, Bernard Lewis, ed., Random House (copyedited)

The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World by Helen Fisher, Random House (proofread)

250 Ways to Make America Better (suggestions from people in all walks of life) by the Editors of George magazine, Villard (copyedited)

The Magic of Dialogue: The Art of Turning Transactions into Successful Relationships by Daniel Yankelovich, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

1998

House of Glass: A U.S.-UN Saga (memoir by the former UN secretary-general) by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Random House (copyedited)

Unarmed and Dangerous (memoir by the Italian UN diplomat who helped free the Western hostages from Lebanon) by Giandomenico Picco, Times Books (copyedited)

The Times of My Life and My Life with The Times (memoir by a former managing editor of The New York Times by Max Frankel, Random House (proofread)

Reporting Live (a memoir) by Lesley Stahl, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Taste: One Palate's Journey Through the World's Greatest Dishes (by the chef on the TV show Taste by David Rosengarten, Random House (proofread)

Diane: A Signature Life (a memoir) by Diane Von Furstenberg, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

The Irish 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Irish of All Time by Tom Philbin, Andrews McMeel (copyedited)

Good Faeries/Bad Faeries by Brian Froud, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of America(on the making of the opera Four Saints in Three Acts by Steven Watson, Random House (copyedited)

The World of Jewish Entertaining (party themes and modern-style recipes for every holiday in the Jewish year) by Gil Marks, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

This New Ocean: The Story of the Space Age by William Burrows, Random House (copyedited)

To End a War: From Sarajevo to Dayton--and Beyond (a chronicle of the Bosnia peace talks) by Richard Holbrooke, Random House (proofread)

Chronicles of the Barbarians: Firsthand Accounts from the Ancient World to the Fall of Constantinople by David Willis McCullough, ed., Book-of-the-Month Club (copyedited)

An Empire Wilderness: Reflections on America's Future (travels in and essays on North America) by Robert D. Kaplan, Random House (copyedited)

No-Fault Politics: Postmodern Presidents, the Press, and Reformers (reflections on American political life) by Eugene McCarthy, Times Books (proofread)

1997

Passages for Men: Getting Your Life's Worth (the author of Passages and New Passages does a book specifically for 1990s men) by Gail Sheehy, Random House (copyedited)

The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (To see the author's kudo for Lynn's work on this book, click here.)

The Argument Culture (musings on why people have become so confrontational, by the author of You Just Don't Understand by Deborah Tannen, Random House (copyedited)

The Gold of Exodus: The Discovery of the Most Sacred Place on Earth (two men's search for the real Mount Sinai) by Howard Blum, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Paris in the Fifties (reminiscences) by Stanley Karnow, Times Books (proofread)

Living, Studying, and Working in Italy: Everything You Need to Know to Fulfill Your Dreams of Living Abroad (guidebook) by Travis Neighbor and Monica Larner, Henry Holt (copyedited)

The Marriage of Sense and Soul: Integrating Science and Religion (philosophy) by Ken Wilber, Random House (copyedited)

The Man Who Ate Everything (compilation of columns by Vogue's food writer) by Jeffrey Steingarten, Knopf (proofread)

Bombshell: The Secret Story of Ted Hall and America's Unknown Spy Conspiracy by Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel, Times Books (proofread)

Trail Fever: Spin Doctors, Rented Strangers, Thumb Wrestlers, Toe Suckers, Grizzly Bears, and Other Creatures on the Road to the White House by Michael Lewis, Knopf (proofread)

A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America by David K. Shipler, Knopf (copyedited)

Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism (by a former Life researcher and photo agency partner) by John G. Morris, Random House (copyedited)

1996

Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution by Benson Bobrick, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Promiscuities: An Ordinary American Girlhood (growing up in 1970s San Francisco) by Naomi Wolf, Random House (copyedited)

In Memoriam: A Practical Guide to Planning a Memorial Service by Amanda Bennett and Terence Foley, Fireside Books (Simon & Schuster) (copyedited)

Putting Words in Your Mouth (an exploration of the evolution of unusual but everyday food words) by Martha Barnette, Times Books (copyedited)

American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense by Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth, Random House (proofread)

Some of Me (memoir) by Isabella Rossellini, Random House (copyedited)

This Noble Land (on the state of society and what to do about it) by James A. Michener, Random House (copyedited)

The Last Days of Innocence: America at War 1917-1918 by Meirion and Susie Harries, Random House (copyedited)

Bible Stories: Using the Lessons of the Old Testament to Improve Our Everyday Lives by Rabbi Levi Meier, Random House (copyedited)

The Coming American Renaissance: How to Benefit from America's Economic Resurgence (how the United States will regain its international economic primacy in the 21st century) by Michael Moynihan, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood (life during three years of the Bosnian war) by Barbara Demick, Andrews & McMeel (copyedited)

1995

Mr. Truman's War (on the last days of World War II) by J. Robert Moskin, Random House (copyedited)

Fighting with Allies (on U.S.-British relations since colonial times, by a former British ambassador to the United States) by Sir Robin Renwick, Random House (copyedited)

Fall from Glory: The Men Who Sank the U.S. Navy (what went wrong with the Navy in the 1980s and 1990s) by Gregory L. Vistica, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

The Good Life and Its Discontents: How the American Dream Became a Fantasy, 1945-1995 by Robert J. Samuelson, Times Books (proofread)

Führer-Ex (a German ex-neo-Nazi tells all) by Ingo Hasselbach and Tom Reiss, Random House (copyedited)

The Net of Dreams (a Jewish woman explores her roots and her family's past in Eastern Europe) by Julie Salamon, Random House (copyedited)<

Soldiers, Spies, and the Rat Line: America's Undeclared War Against the Soviets (American intelligence activities in Central Europe just after World War II) by Colonel James V. Milano and Patrick Brogan, Brassey's (copyedited)

The Food Chronology: A Food Lover's Compendium of Events and Anecdotes, from Prehistory to the Present by James Trager, Henry Holt (copyedited)

Getting the Boot: Italy's Unfinished Revolution (on Italian society and politics today) by Matt Frei, Times Books (copyedited)

The Beleaguered City (about the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War) by Shelby Foote, Modern Library (proofread)

Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy by Tim Weiner, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis, Random House (copyedited)

The World I Left Behind (the memoirs of Leonid Brezhnev's niece) by Luba Brezhneva, Random House (proofread)

Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock, Jr., Random House (copyedited)

1994

Battling for Peace: A Memoir (on the history of Israel) by Shimon Peres, Random House (copyedited)

Among the Lowest of the Dead (on the death penalty) by David Von Drehle, Random House (proofread)

Hitler's Prisoners: Seven Cell Mates Tell Their Stories (stories of seven Germans imprisoned in Germany during World War II) by Erich O. Friedrich and Renate G. Vanegas, Brassey's (copyedited)

Firebrand: The Life of H. B. Liveright by Tom Dardis, Random House (copyedited)

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism (how Czechoslovakia, Poland, and East Germany are adapting to democracy) by Tina Rosenberg, Random House (copyedited) (1995 National Book Award winner; 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner)

In Love with Daylight (a memoir) by Wilfred Sheed, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Failure Is Impossible (excerpts from Susan B. Anthony's writings) by Lynn Sherr, Times Books (copyedited)

The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (their most important writings), Edwin A. Burtt, ed., Modern Library (proofread)

Crime and the Sacking of America (proposals for crime prevention and criminal justice) by Andrew Peyton Thomas, Brassey's (proofread)

Pale Blue Dot (on our world and the universe) by Carl Sagan, Random House (proofread)

Waiting for Winter to End: An Extraordinary Journey Through Soviet Central Asia by Georgie Anne Geyer, Brassey's (proofread)

Monty (biography of Field Marshal Montgomery) by Nigel Hamilton, Random House (proofread)

Loving Garbo (on Greta Garbo) by Hugo Vickers, Random House (copyedited)

A Talent for Genius: The Life and Times of Oscar Levant (biography) by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, Villard (copyedited) (To see the author's kudo for Lynn's work on this book, click here.)

The Women's Chronology by James Trager, Henry Holt (copyedited)

1993

When China Ruled the Seas by Louise Levathes, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Makes Me Wanna Holler (growing up black in America) by Nathan McCall, Random House (proofread)

The Philosophy of Kant by Emmanuel Kant, Modern Library (proofread)

The Edge of Night (growing up Italian in America) by Frank Lentricchia, Random House (proofread)

Mencken: A Life (biography) by Fred Hobson, Random House (copyedited)

Gifford: The Whole Ten Yards (autobiography) by Frank Gifford and Harry Waters, Jr., Random House (proofread)

Audubon: Life and Art in the American Wilderness (biography) by Shirley Streshinsky, Random House (proofread)

The Conquest of a Continent: Siberia and the Russians by W. Bruce Lincoln, Random House (proofread)

Play Ball (baseball in the nineties) by John Feinstein, Random House (proofread)

1992

FDR: Into the Storm (the United States and its president gird for the Second World War) by Kenneth Davis, Random House (proofread)

The Dark Side of Power (biography of Armand Hammer) by Carl Blumay, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Plutarch's Lives (the Dryden translation), Modern Library (proofread)

After the War Was Over (a journey back to Vietnam) by Neil Sheehan, Random House (copyedited)

1991

Triumph Without Victory (on the Persian Gulf War) by U.S. News & World Report Times Books (proofread)

The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (on Israeli arms production and dealing) by Seymour Hersh, Random House (proofread)

Deadline: A Memoir (autobiography) by James Reston, Random House (proofread)

Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War (England's rise to power before World War I, by the author of Nicholas and Alexandra) by Robert Massie, Random House (copyedited)

The Collapse of Communism (compilation of articles from The New York Times), Bernard Gwertzman and Michael T. Kaufman, eds., Times Books (copyedited)

Koop (autobiography) by C. Everett Koop, Random House (copyedited)

The Flight from Truth: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information (pensées) by Jean-François Revel, Random House (copyedited translation from the French)

There's a War to Be Won (naval history) by Geoffrey Perret, Random House (copyedited)

Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite (on the fall of the Ceausescus) by Edward Behr, Random House (proofread) (tie-in with BBC/PBS series on Romania)

It Only Takes One (how to change your life) by John Emmerling, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

1990

New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices (voices from Tiananmen Square), Geremie Barmé and Linda Jaivin, eds., Times Books (copyedited)

The New Russians (Russia after Gorbachev) by Hedrick Smith, Random House (proofread)

The Random House Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation by Laurie Rosakis, Random House (copyedited)

The New American Kitchen (cookbook) by Michael McLaughlin, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Getting into Video (how-to guide) by Mel London, Ballantine (proofread)

In Mysterious Ways: The Death and Life of a Parish Priest (about a priest stricken with multiple myeloma who undergoes a bone marrow transplant) by Paul Wilkes, Random House (copyedited)

A Natural History of the Senses (reflections on perception) by Diane Ackerman, Random House (proofread)

Our Man in Panama (Noriega and his fall) by John Dinges, Random House (proofread)

Flashbacks (autobiography) by Morley Safer, Random House (proofread)

The City Gardener's Handbook: From Balcony to Backyard (illustrated guide) by Linda Yang, Random House (copyedited)

1989

Men and Powers: A Political Retrospective by Helmut Schmidt, Random House (copyedited translation from the German)

The Borrowed Years (how the United States entered World War II) by Hank Ketchum, Random House (proofread)

Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich, Random House (proofread)

The Road to Daybreak (Belgian priest's pensées) by Henri Louwen, Doubleday (copyedited)

Susan Lee's ABZs of Money and Finance by Susan Lee, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

1988

Goldwater (autobiography) by Barry Goldwater, Doubleday (copyedited)

Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words (interviews with firefighters) by Dennis Smith, Doubleday (copyedited)

Within Our Reach: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage (ideas on social transformation) by Lisbeth B. Schorr with Daniel Schorr, Doubleday (copyedited)

An Incomplete Education (short takes on topics every cultured person should be familiar with) by Judy Jones and William Wilson, Ballantine (proofread)

1987

New Orleans, Fodor's (copyedited)

Great Travel Value: Mexico, Fodor's (copyedited)

1986

Hoosiers (basketball mania in Indiana) by Phil Hoose, Random House (copyedited) (basis of the movie Hoosiers)

Apartheid in Crisis Mark Uhlig, ed., Random House (copyedited)

1990-92

Random House Practical Law Manuals (5 volumes), Random House (copyedited)

1986-89

Academic Year Abroad and Vacation Study Abroad (guides to study abroad), Institute of International Education (copyedited, proofread)

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