Time: 85 Years of Great Writing

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For 85 years, TIME magazine has set the standard in American journalism. Now, to celebrate the magazine's 85th Anniversary celebration, we have collected many of the finest writings from TIME's archives in 85 Years of Great Writing. When the world's biggest and most moving events took place-World War II, the Moon landing, the death of Princess Diana, and many more-TIME magazine was there to tell the story with passion and clarity. This 560-page book features pieces by Barbara Ehrenreich, Henry Anatole Grunwald, ...
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Overview

For 85 years, TIME magazine has set the standard in American journalism. Now, to celebrate the magazine's 85th Anniversary celebration, we have collected many of the finest writings from TIME's archives in 85 Years of Great Writing. When the world's biggest and most moving events took place-World War II, the Moon landing, the death of Princess Diana, and many more-TIME magazine was there to tell the story with passion and clarity. This 560-page book features pieces by Barbara Ehrenreich, Henry Anatole Grunwald, Maureen Dowd, Walter Isaacson, Bono and many other famous writers, and will provide readers with a uniquely entertaining view of 85 years of TIME's history.
List of authors include:
James Agee
Walter Isaacson
John McPhee
Henry Grunwald
Roger Rosenblatt
Pico Iyer
Theodore H. White
Elie Wiesel
Hugh Sidey
Nancy Gibbs
T.S. Matthews
Leon Jaroff
Garrison Keillor
Robert Sam Anson
Lance Morrow
John Jersey
Strobe Talbott
Otto Friedrich
Stephen Hawking
Richard Schickel
Marshall Loeb
Paul O'Neil
Jay Cocks
Michal Kinsley
Richard Corliss
Stefan Kanfer
Calvin Trillin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603200189
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 831,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents


[Introduction]
Agony, Poetry and Baking a Souffle   Richard Stengel     11
[The National Experience]
Flight   Newton Hockaday     18
Drought, Dust, Disaster   Manfred Gottfried     22
"A Soldier Died Today"   James Agee     24
Weighed in the Balance   A.T. Baker     26
Laughing Matter   Paul O'Neil     36
"A Giant Leap for Mankind"   Leon Jaroff     40
The Unmaking of the President   Ed Magnuson     49
The Man in the Water   Roger Rosenblatt     62
"Home Is Where You Are Happy"   Henry Grunwald     65
In the Blazing Eye of the Inferno   Pico Iyer     71
The Nightmare After Katrina   Nancy Gibbs     74
[The Global Arena]
Prince Edward   Laird S. Goldsborough     84
The Ghosts on the Roof   Whittaker Chambers     88
End of Forever   Herbert Laing Merillat     94
The Showdown   James Atwater     102
Fangs a Lot   John Blashill   Robert F. Jones   Jason McManus     111
The Temptations of Revenge   Lance Morrow     113
City of Protest and Prayer   Otto Friedrich     116
Was He Normal? Human? Poor Humanity   Elie Wiesel     128
Defiance   Strobe Talbott     133
Freedom!   George J. Church     137
History in a Handshake   Hugh Sidey     144
[War Zones]
Death of an American Illusion   Roy Alexander     150
The Hills of Nicosia   John Hersey     153
Those Who Fought   Duncan Norton-Taylor     156
Flight Through Kweichow   Theodore H. White     177
The Bomb   James Agee     179
The Ugly War   John Osborne     181
The General's Gamble   Jason McManus     187
Report from a Captured Correspondent   Robert Sam Anson     195
"This Is It! Everybody Out!"   Roy Rowan     201
Nothin's Worth Killing Someone   Roger Rosenblatt     205
If You Want to Humble an Empire   Nancy Gibbs     212
Portrait of a Platoon   Romesh Ratnesar   Michael Weisskopf     222
[All Business]
Race of Three   Ralph D. Paine Jr.     234
Women & Machines   Anna North     238
The Coffee Hour   A.T. Baker     242
The Little King   Michael Demarest     244
What Is the Point of Working?   Lance Morrow     254
Panic Grips the Globe   George J. Church     260
In Search of the Real Bill Gates   Walter Isaacson     269
[The Arts Scene]
He Is Kindly   John Farrar     288
Ulysses Lands   T.S. Matthews     290
Masterpiece   James Agee     296
The Kid from Hoboken   Brad Darrach     303
The Hero of the Code   T.E. Kalem     313
The Big Hustler   John McPhee     321
The Backstreet Phantom of Rock   Jay Cocks     332
The Show of Shows   Robert Hughes     341
M*A*S*H, You Were a Smash   Richard Corliss     351
Mainstreaming Allen Ginsberg   R.Z. Sheppard     357
A Great Balancing Act   Stefan Kanfer     360
Hostage of His Own Genius   Richard Schickel     362
[Frontiers of Science and Medicine]
Wizard of Menlo   Writer Unknown     368
Intellectual Provocateur   Writer Unknown     371
The Dymaxion American   Douglas Auchincloss     377
The Ultimate Operation   Gilbert Cant     387
Unraveling the Double Helix and the Secret of Life   Frederic Golden     397
Fear in a Handful of Numbers   Dennis Overbye     405
Life in Overdrive   Claudia Wallis     409
Cosmic Close-Ups   Michael D. Lemonick     418
Virologist: Jonas Salk   Wilfrid Sheed     425
Yes, It Really Is Brain Surgery   Michael Kinsley     429
[The Social Fabric]
The Great Trial   Writer Unknown     434
Midway Man   Writer Unknown     438
The Last Traffic Jam   Paul O'Neil     444
Two Billion Clicks   Alexander Eliot     447
Toward a Hidden God   John T. Elson     452
Myth of the Motorcycle Hog   Robert Hughes     461
In Pennsylvania: A Time on the River   Frank Trippett     464
Football's Supercoach   B.J. Phillips     468
Deep Blue Funk   Charles Krauthammer     476
Pride of the Pudgy   Calvin Trillin      480
Gasgate   Garrison Keillor     482
The Viagra Craze   Bruce Handy     485
Left and Gone Away   Paul Gray     492
[Persons of the Year]
Man of the Year: Franklin D. Roosevelt   Manfred Gottfried     498
Man of the Year: Adolf Hitler   Writer Unknown     503
Through War & Peace   Max Ways     509
Never Again Where He Was   Jesse Birnbaum     516
Driving Toward a New World Order   Marshall Loeb     527
The Computer Moves In   Otto Friedrich     540
A Brief History of Relativity   Stephen Hawking     553
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