Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

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Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns by John P. Avlon

America's story has always been best told in its newspapers. From the local and mundane-crime blotters, crop prices, and Sunday sermons-to the Federalist Papers and Watergate, the press has played an outsized role in our nation's culture and history.
Newspapers in America have always been the crucible where our passions and debates are tried by the only judge this nation respects: public opinion. At a time of great transition in the news media, Deadline Artists celebrates the relevance of the newspaper column through the simple power of excellent writing. It is an inspiration for a new generation of writers—whether their medium is print or digital-looking to learn from the best of their predecessors.
Contributors include: Jimmy Breslin, Mike Royko, Murray Kempton, Ernie Pyle, Peggy Noonan, Thomas L. Friedman, David Brooks, Mitch Albom, Dorothy Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, Fanny Fern, Richard Harding Davis, Grantland Rice, Will Rogers, Orson Welles, Langston Hughes, Woody Guthrie, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.L. Mencken, Ben Hecht, Westbrook Pegler, Heywood Broun, Damon Runyon, W. C. Heinz, Jimmy Cannon, Red Smith, Russell Baker, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Hunter S. Thompson, Pete Dexter, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry, Leonard Pitts, Anna Quindlen, Thomas Boswell, Tony Kornheiser, Kathleen Parker, Maureen Dowd, Bob Herbert, Michael Kinsley, Cynthia Tucker, George Will, Jack Newfield, Mike Barnicle, Pete Hamill and Steve Lopez.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590204290
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 596,302
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Deadline Artists : America's Greatest Newspaper Columns 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a gift for my daughter-in-law who is a journalist. I had to thumb through it, of course, and ended up reading every word. Well-chosen columns and wonderful writing, some of which I remembered from their original publications. I loved this, and so will its recipient when I finally get it to her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! My favorite thing growing up was taking the newspaper in the morning and lying on the living room floor reading it. If you;re anything like me...or you know someone like me...get this book. It's a compendium of the best work of the best newspaper columnists of all time. The three editors are all columnists in their own right, and it strikes me as both a labor of love and a remarkable documentation of an art form changing radically in the age of the Internet. Politics, sports, tragedy, humanity.this book is frankly like addicting popcorn for any longtime fan of newspapers and/or plain great writing.