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Nicholson Baker's New Book, 'Baseless,' Describes His Search for Truth About Government Misdeeds


In his latest nonfiction book, "Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act," Maine-based author and journalist Nicholson Baker examines the use and failings of the Freedom of Information Act and describes decades of hidden government misdeeds. Baker shares shocking stories of biological and chemical warfare, international deception, heroic journalists and lawyers who fought to uncover the truth. Because the book is written in memoir form, Baker also adds details about life in Maine along the way.


Nicholson Baker is the author of ten novels and numerous works of nonfiction, including "The Anthologist," "The Mezzanine" and "Human Smoke." He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Hermann Hesse Prize and a Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Maine.