Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:

More of America¿s Greatest Newspaper Columns

John P. Avlon - Author

Jesse Angelo - Author

Errol Louis - Author

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ISBN 9781468301205 | 400 pages | 21 Nov 2012 | Overlook | 9.25 x 6.25in | 18 - AND UP
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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 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.

"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

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