Philip Turner

I am a longtime bookseller, editor, publisher, and nowadays, author representative. I also curate a blog called The Great Gray Bridge where I write about city life, books, music, media, culture, and current events. In 2011 I blogged for PEN World Voices and was also excited to so again in 2012 on PEN’s tumblr.

I am devoted especially to books by and about truthtellers, whistleblowers, muckrakers, and revisionist historians—unique witnesses who have passed through some crucible of experience, leaving him or her uniquely qualified to tell the tale. Among the best-known titles I have published the first paperback edition of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama, in 1996; The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk: Why I Didn’t Testify Against the Clintons and What I Learned in Jail) by Susan MacDougal; The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Put the White House on Trial and Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity by Ambassador Joseph Wilson; Shake Hands

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