The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

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About the Author

Daniel T. Barry (M.D., Ph.D.) is a former NASA astronaut who was a crew member aboard the Space Shuttles Discovery and Endeavor. He logged more than 734 hours in space, including four spacewalks totaling 25 hours and 53 minutes. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University; a master's of engineering degree and a master of arts degree in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University; a doctorate in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University; and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Miami in 1982.

Organizations to which he belongs include the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM), the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and the Association of Space Explorers. He holds five patents, has written 50 articles in scientific journals, and has served on two scientific journal editorial boards.

Dr. Barry retired from NASA in April 2005 to start his own company, Denbar Robotics, where he currently builds robots. Dr. Barry currently lives in South Hadley, MA.


"Gently, emphatically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Barry's book can't right all those wrongs, but it at least documents them eloquently, and in a more permanent way."--Kansas City Star
"An extraordinary contribution to the literature of social injustice. . . . The Boys in the Bunkhouse surely will emerge as one of the landmark books of the year."--Providence Journal
"The Boys in the Bunkhouse is not just a book about the victims but also a book that turns those victims into real men. Dan Barry has written them into history, as only a journalist could."--Newsweek
"An important story about the horrors of slavery and exploitation that can happen to vulnerable people anywhere."--The Atlantic
"Disturbing yet beautifully told..."--America Magazine
The story of these men gets the full telling it deserves in Dan Barry's powerful, moving, and at times heartbreaking book, The Boys in the Bunkhouse."--Commonweal Magazine
"Dan Barry gives dignity even to the darkest corners of the American experience. He is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck."--Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin
"Dan Barry represents the magic that is possible in journalism when there is a convergence between a great story and great talent."--Gay Talese
"Hard-hitting journalism shot through with flourishes of the best literary nonfiction. . . . The Boys in the Bunkhouse is, ultimately, a hopeful story of the power of a few dogged individuals to make change."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A fascinating, beautifully told story... In the hands of Barry, a national correspondent for the New York Times, this marathon of duty, loyalty, misery and folly becomes a riveting narrative...The book feels like 'Our Town' on the diamond."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An astonishing tale that lyrically articulates baseball's inexorable grip on its players and fans, Bottom of the 33rd belongs among the best baseball books ever written."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[Dan] Barry does more than simply recount the inning-by-inning-by-inning box score. He delves beneath the surface, like an archaeologist piecing together the shards and fragments of a forgotten society, to reconstruct a time and a night that have become part of baseball lore."--Associated Press
Praise for Bottom of the 33rd
"What a book--an exquisite exercise in story-telling, democracy and myth-making that has, at its center, a great respect for the symphony of voices that make up America."--Colum McCann
"As an exposé of a moral catastrophe, this is a vital piece of reportage."--New York Times Book Review