Other Books By This Author
Sanctuary: A Story of American Conscience and Law in Collision (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988)

Sanctuary is the story of an American community's courageous response to a human crisis. It describes how a handful of people in Arizona in the 1980's, led by a Quaker rancher, a Presbyterian minister, and a Catholic nun, among others, offered help to hundreds of people fleeing death squads and civil war in Central America. Supporters of the Sanctuary movement set up a modern-day Underground Railroad, smuggling Central American refugees across the Mexican border into Tuscon, where they received shelter and safe passage from area churches. They persisted in defiance of the Reagan Administration's refusal to grant refugee status to Central Americans. The government responded by sending spies into several churches, and indicting eleven people, most of them ministers or lay church workers. Sanctuary tells this dramatic story from its beginning in the desert to its conclusion in a court room, highlighting a cast of character's no novelist could invent.

Killing the Sacred Cows: Bold Ideas for a New Economy (Pengiun Books, 1993)

A collection of essays suggesting unconventional reforms on the most pressing economic issues, including welfare, education, housing, and taxation. The book was written during the Presidential election of 1992, when revival of the domestic economy was the most pressing national issue. "Like Sleeping Beauty," Crittenden writes in her introduction, "people were waking up and asking, 'Where am I? What happened? Where's my health insurance? Where's my pension? Where's my bank? How is my kid going to college?"'

In proposing solutions to the economic recession that gripped the country in the early 1990's, Crittenden drew upon the research of think tanks and policy institutes, and interviews with scholars, businessmen, financiers, politicians, activists, and ordinary citizens. She discovered that the best ideas were often those that did not fit neatly within either of the traditional liberal or conservative approaches. "The either-or categories of 'private enterprise' and 'public sector' are passe," she wrote; "the economic reality is totally mixed."

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