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A perennial hit, our Best American Magazine Writing chooses from the nominees and winners of the coveted National Magazine Awards. Selections belong to the categories of public interest reporting, features, criticism, commentary, and fiction. This year's selections include Iraqi War veteran Brian Mockenhaupt ( Byliner) on modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability to both forge and challenge friendships; Mac McClelland's ( GQ) on his nightmarish stint picking and packing at an online shipping warehouse; Daniel ...

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Best American Magazine Writing 2013

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Overview

A perennial hit, our Best American Magazine Writing chooses from the nominees and winners of the coveted National Magazine Awards. Selections belong to the categories of public interest reporting, features, criticism, commentary, and fiction. This year's selections include Iraqi War veteran Brian Mockenhaupt ( Byliner) on modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability to both forge and challenge friendships; Mac McClelland's ( GQ) on his nightmarish stint picking and packing at an online shipping warehouse; Daniel Alarcón ( Harper's Magazine) on the strange social and political dynamics of Peru's most infamous prison; Melissadel Bosque March ( Texas Observer) on the secret dealings of Mexico's deadliest smuggling corridor; Ta-Nehisi Coates ( The Atlantic) on the complex racial terrain traversed by African American politicans; and Frank Rich ( New York) on the late Nora Ephron and her invaluable contribution to American culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231537063
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 283,407
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Sid Holt is chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors and the former editor in chief of Adweek Magazines.

James Bennet has been the editor in chief of The Atlantic since 2006. Prior to joining The Atlantic, he was the Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by James Bennet, editor in chief, The AtlanticAcknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine EditorsFear of a Black President, by Ta-Nehisi CoatesWho in God's Name Is Mitt Romney?, by Frank RichIt's Not About the Law, Stupid and The Supreme Court's Dark Vision of Freedom and Where Is the Liberal Outrage?, by Dahlia LithwickThe Innocent Man, by Pamela Colloff18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque, and 1 Man Dead in Ohio, by Chris HeathDid You Think About the Six People You Executed?, by Robert F. WorthA Life Worth Ending, by Michael WolffMothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives, by Mimi SwartzSchool of Hate, by Sabrina Rubin ErdelyAtonement, by Dexter FilkinsThe Big Book, by Chris JonesTerry Southern: The Art of Screenwriting, by Interview by Maggie PaleyMega: Ten Days Inside the Mansion--and the Mind--of Kim Dotcom, the Most Wanted Man on the Internet, by Charles GraeberPortrait of a Lady and Social Animal and We're All Helmut Newton Now, by Daphne MerkinOver the Wall, by Roger AngellBatman and Robin Have an Altercation, by Stephen KingThe Living and the Dead, by Brian MockenhauptState of the Species, by Charles C. MannPermissionsList of Contributors

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