Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs by John Avlon
: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

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Deadline Artists is an excellent book for those interested in the journalism greats, both past and reasonably contemporary. It should be required reading for journalism majors.
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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.
 

About John Avlon

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JOHN AVLON is a columnist at TheDailyBeast. com and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics. JESSE ANGELO is the executive Editor of The New York Post. He worked as a reporter for The Sun in London and The Daily Telegraph in Sydney before joining The Post in 1999. ERROL LOUIS is a columnist for the New York Daily News and a member of the paper's editorial board.
 
Published November 21, 2012 by The Overlook Press. 400 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Deadline Artists is an excellent book for those interested in the journalism greats, both past and reasonably contemporary. It should be required reading for journalism majors.

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