The Report tracks the most sought-after out-of-print books in America, breaking down demand for popular OOP titles in ten different genres.
I’ve been fascinated by the dramatic stories—and sometimes shady publishing histories—behind some of the books on the list:
- Smith County Justice by David Ellsworth, an exposé of a long pattern of alleged police abuse in Texas
- The Autobiography of Howard Hughes by Clifford Irving, a hoax book that almost got published as the real thing
- Escape from Laos by Dieter Dengler, the autobiography of a US pilot held as a prisoner of war during the secret bombing of Laos
- Raven: The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman, a journalist who was in Guyana investigating Jones as the massacres took place
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