Deadline Artists

America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

John P. Avlon - Editor

Jesse Angelo - Editor

Errol Louis - Editor

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ISBN 9781590209875 | 432 pages | 21 Sep 2011 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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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. Now in its fifth hardcover printing, 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, Ernie Pyle, Dorothy Thompson, Thomas L. Friedman, David Brooks, Ernest Hemingway, Will Rogers, Langston Hughes, Woody Guthrie, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Dave Barry, Anna Quindlen, George Will, and Pete Hamill.

"An indispensable anthology of an American art– 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

"As far as this essential anthology goes, it's so well done, there’s nothing left to say." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

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