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Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs

John Avlon, Jesse Angelo, and Errol Louis

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0120-5
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
11/21/12

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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.

Praise for Deadline Artists:

"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

"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


John Avlon is a senior columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast as well as a CNN contributor. He is the author of Independent Nation and Wingnuts. He lives in New York City.

Jesse Angelo is Editor-in-Chief of The Daily, the first national news brand built for the iPad, as well as Executive Editor of the New York Post and lives in New York City.

Errol Louis is the host of “Inside City Hall” on NY1 and a CNN contributor. He lives in New York City.

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