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.
Random House: National bestseller. The harrowing true story of Daoud Hari, the Darfur tribesman whose courage revealed the Darfur Genocide to the world.
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.
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.
L'Enfant Press: Historical fiction account of the dramatic events leading to Arizona's statehood in 1911.
Random House: Dakota Meyer's remarkable story of heroism in Afghanistan. (rewrite)
L'Enfant Press. The collected speeches and adventures of Doris Haddock in her long walk across the United States and her campaign for the United States Senate.
Random House. 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.
L'Enfant Press. Historical fiction recounting of the 1922 murder that opened the era of LA Noir detective stories.
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.
Dennis Michael Burke is a writer and political organizer. He helped organize the successful passage of the Clean Elections Law (public financing of campaigns) and the Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission (anti-gerrymandering reform), both in Arizona. He led grassroots campaigns for national campaign reform. In 1985 he developed the "I Voted" sticker program nationally to increase voter participation. He is not to be confused with Dennis K. Burke, the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona.