Richard Baker is the author of the novels First a Torch, about the siege of Dien Bien Phu, and Incoming, about soldier suicide.
The Illusion of Juror Sophistication
Like most people on juries, the six jurors thrown into the Zimmerman trial were totally unprepared.
On the portrayal of (alleged) criminals and the American psyche.
Suicide by Appointment
A soldier's story of living precariously with PTSD. And of a government unable to help him.