Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:: More of Americaís Greatest Newspaper Columns

Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:: More of Americaís Greatest Newspaper Columns

by John P. Avlon
     
 

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We are living in a time when obituaries for the newspaper industry are being written every day. And yet, opinion writing is finding new life online as never before.

A new generation deserves access to the best of the past, to classic newspaper writing that combines the immediacy of news with the precision of poetry.

In this new Deadline Artists

Overview

We are living in a time when obituaries for the newspaper industry are being written every day. And yet, opinion writing is finding new life online as never before.

A new generation deserves access to the best of the past, to classic newspaper writing that combines the immediacy of news with the precision of poetry.

In this new Deadline Artists collection, America’s greatest journalists take on the stories of scandal, tragedy, triumph, and tribute that have defined the spirit of their age. This is history written in the present tense, offering high drama and enduring wisdom. Walk with Jack London in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake or grieve over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with Walt Whitman while the blood still dries at Ford’s Theater. Watch as Watergate unfolds, sex scandals explode, the Twin Towers implode, and winning home runs capture the thrill of a comeback capped with a World Series victory.

Contributors include: Jack London, H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Thompson, Richard Wright, Damon Runyon, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Mike Ryoko, Ruben Salazar, Mary McGrory, Mike Barnicle, Molly Ivins, Pete Hamill, Carl Hiaasen, Nicholas Kristof, Leonard Pitts, Steve Lopez, Peggy Noonan, and Mitch Albom.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post - Timothy R. Smith
…[a] superb sequel…Like its predecessor, Deadline Artists conveys the sweep of American history over the past century, as told by the people who wrote the first draft. This volume is a wonderful addition to the Deadline Artists family. May more siblings follow.
Peggy Noonan
"An indispensable anthology of an American art form… a broad and brilliantly chosen compilation of the best newspaper column writing past and present- and a real feast. I couldn’t stop reading."
American Journalism Review
"The most addictive journalism book ever."
-Peggy Noonan

"An indispensable anthology of an American art form… a broad and brilliantly chosen compilation of the best newspaper column writing past and present- and a real feast. I couldn’t stop reading."
-American Journalism Review

"The most addictive journalism book ever."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468304039
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Peggy Noonan
"An indispensable anthology of an American art form… a broad and brilliantly chosen compilation of the best newspaper column writing past and present- and a real feast. I couldn’t stop reading."
From the Publisher
"The best of the past in an essential anthology. Buy it and read it. You'll have a good time and you just might learn something." —Jimmy Breslin

"Some of the finest journalism in the American canon, at once celebrating, flogging and observing the varieties of mankind." —Page Views

Meet the Author

John Avlon is a senior columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast as well as a CNN contributor. He lives in New York City.
Jesse Angelo is Publisher of the New York Post and lives in New York City
Errol Louis is the political anchor of NY1 News, where he hosts the nightly program  "Inside City Hall." He lives in New York City

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