From D'burg to Jerusalem chronicles the author's journalistic adventures from the most trivial – the painting of the town garage roof in Duanesburg – to the most far-reaching – religious nationalism in Jerusalem, visiting along the way police corruption, the power of teachers' unions, the sexual abuse (or non-abuse) of children, Christian fundamentalism, and more. These are the stories that Carl Strock explored in his newspaper column, brought together for the first time, with a trajectory that goes up and up – until it suddenly goes down.
“We always urged Carl to write a book. Now he’s done it and even more people will get to enjoy and appreciate his deep sense of justice and fair play. He has provided hope and comfort to many people in our community who need to help trying to with officials who are often blinded by aggressive ambition, ignorance and even pigheadedness.”
--Ernie Tetrault, retired anchorman, WRGB-TV
“It’s the job of the bully pulpit and the press to speak truth to power. Whether he’s bringing his light of truth and humor to the foibles of a town board, the excesses of a police department, the arrogance of unions, or the human rights of Palestinians, Carl Strock brings us a fascinating story scripted with a shard editorial pen that ultimately cost him his job.”
--Rev. John Ekman, retired pastor, Presbyterian and New England Congregational Church, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
About the Author
Carl Strock is a journalist who worked in Vietnam, Laos and Hong Kong before landing in Schenectady, New York, and launching the column The View From Here for the Daily Gazette. He has won the Carol S. Knox Award from the Capital District Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and was runner-up for the Heywood Brown Award of the Newspaper Guild of America. He lives in Saratoga Springs with his wife, Pearl.