Books

Granny D

Villard/Random House: True story of the New Hampshire 90-year-old who walked 3,200 miles across America to find support for campaign finance reform in Congress—and the bill passed. 

The Translator

Random House: The harrowing true story of Daoud Hari, the Darfur tribesman whose courage revealed the Darfur Genocide to the world. 

Law Man

Crown/Random House: A five-time bank robber finds his true calling in federal prison: jailhouse lawyer. Upon leaving prison, he goes to law school and now teaches law at Georgetown. The ultimate American redemption story, and it's true. 

Thousand Hills to Heaven

Little Brown: New York City newlyweds Josh and Alissa head to Rwanda after the genocide to help make a difference. They help transform a nation. 

Granny D's American Century

UPNE: A follow-up to Doris Haddock's first memoir, recounting her adventures shaking up U.S. politics. 

Into the Fire

Random House: Dakota Meyer's remarkable story of heroism in Afghanistan. (rewrite)

Black Wave


A Southern California family's true adventure sailing across two oceans—until a midnight crash into a dark reef turns their holiday into a remarkable story of survival. 


Burke was the principal writer on books listed here, with the exception of "Into the Fire," which was a substantial rewrite after new interviews. His story of the Sago Mine disaster was published in Men's Journal.   

Sago Mine in Men's Journal


Dennis Michael Burke is a writer and a political organizer associated with the passage of campaign finance laws and anti-gerrymandering initiatives. He is not to be confused with Dennis K. Burke, the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona.