Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

by John P. Avlon
     
 

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It is a great American art form, read by millions every day.
The best of it rises to the level of literature: balancing the urgency of news with the precision of poetry. Assembled with care by three successful journalists and columnists in their own right, Deadline Artists—Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs is a collection of short stories that really

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It is a great American art form, read by millions every day.
The best of it rises to the level of literature: balancing the urgency of news with the precision of poetry. Assembled with care by three successful journalists and columnists in their own right, Deadline Artists—Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs is a collection of short stories that really happened. Contributors include H.L. Mencken, Nellie Bly, Damon Runyon, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Grantland Rice, Ruben Salazar, Peggy Noonan, Mitch Albom, David Brooks, Carl Hiaasen, Mike Barnicle, and Steve Lopez . . . .

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."
From the Publisher
"As far as this essential anthology goes, it's so well done, there’s nothing left to say." — Publishers Weekly

"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." — Peggy Noonan

"The most addictive journalism book ever." — American Journalism Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468308037
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,316,051
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
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

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