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Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns #2020

Deadline Artists America s Greatest Newspaper Columns 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 o

  • Title: Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns
  • Author: John P. Avlon Errol Louis Jesse Angelo
  • ISBN: 9781590204290
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns By John P. Avlon Errol Louis Jesse Angelo, 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 rAmerica 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.

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    1. You didn t ask, but I ll tell you how I know good writing.I savor the words and sentences as I read them.I go back and slowly re read paragraphs, tasting the language in the same way I slowly enjoy a sip of cabernet or a bite of an Italian beef sandwich, the Chicago kind that drips gardiniere down my arms and onto my shirt.When writing is good, it lingers in the tastebuds of the brain.I usually can t wait to get to the end of a good book But with the best books, I tend to read in small bites, st [...]

    2. Good book to save for rainy days or when researching what great writers had to say about pivotal world events Mark Twain is here and so is Hunter S Thompson The Hemingway column during the Spanish Civil is a hoot The Big City City columnists Breslin, Royko, Lopez, Greene, etc are fun too Overall, a wonderful collection of great writing.

    3. Summary Suspend skepticism Some readers might have a quibble or two but the volume collects worthwhile columns that certainly are among America s greatest._____It has been 75 years since aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared mysteriously when their plane went down somewhere in the Pacific Eloquent words that Walter Lippman crafted for his farewell to Earhart are, sadly, timeless The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease a [...]

    4. A bit uneven and several columnists seem to reappear repeatedly I really enjoyed being exposed to the historic columns of Twain, Hemingway, Ernie Pyle, and the like however, I thought the thematic organization weak and left me scratching my head about the selection.

    5. Some excellent columns I like the way the editors organized the book by subject war, politics, sports, humor, crime, and so on and then chronologically Unfortunately, this book is full of typos.

    6. Off and on for the last three years this has been my downstairs bathroom reading A delightful and informative collection of great newspaper columns that illustrates the artistry of this genre Two I have remembered most One by Charles McDowell in which he wrote about the day that Nixon resigned and how normal it was for most people That column is a powerful statement of the strength of our Republic And the other is Jimmy Breslin s column about Parkland Hospital on the day that JFK was assassinate [...]

    7. I use this book in my column writing class I can introduce students to history while teaching the various forms of the genre of column writing I wish the columns represented a diverse group, but I suspect that is due to the fact that white men predominated throughout journalism s history I supplement this text with contemporary columns that represent a diverse group of writers to balance the book out.

    8. A true American part of life millions is exposed every day to a much admired piece of art Giving people the ability to receive the latest news, be informed, and kept intrigued by some of the most influential moments in history written by some of the most influential writers of history Deadline Artists Anthology of America s greatest newspaper columns is a collection of some of the most famous newspaper articles written in the history of America This book features them all in one book giving the [...]

    9. Interesting read, a present from my dad for Christmas Selections of newspaper columns from the last few centuries of American columnists I ll pick it up and read a few every now and again I obviously loved the Humor section, it s fascinating how good humor can retain its relevance and sharpness even over a century after its publishing Mark Twain is as funny today as he was in his time.What surprises me about this book is how good writing holds up even long after its subject matter ceases to matt [...]

    10. The subtitle says it all This is really a tremendous collection In addition to just excellent writing it s organized in a manner that really makes it accessible and enhances the enjoyment The chapters are topical and within each chapter the columns are arranged chronologically so it provides a really nice historical perspective on the various topics I was re acquainted with columnist old friends I ve missed since they passed or stopped publishing I was introduced to some wonderful writers from b [...]

    11. There is so much I could say about this book I didn t read it cover to cover but read each entry in each section according to its place in history It gives you a perspective you might not see otherwise All I would like to do is to repeat a quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809 1892 which perfectly expresses my sad happy feelings Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean.Tears from the depth of some divine despairRise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,In looking on the happy autumn fields,A [...]

    12. Superb commentary on history as it was happening, arranged by general subject war, politics, sports, civil rights, pursuit of happiness, and much, much Fun to read, hard to put down, so much I never knew or had never thought of from those angles Poignancy, delightful turns of phrase, warm humor.Regrettably, the first edition is marred by an unprecedented number of typos But the content and writing alone merit 5 stars.

    13. Great compilation of editorials across time organized by topic It is fascinating to see how rhetoric changes and in some instances remains the same regarding issues as we have developed as a country This isn t a book to just read right through I picked a topic, read that section a little at a time and then moved on Amazing writers important insights I will re read some of these columns time and again.

    14. Excellent anthology Reading new to me work by my favorite critic, John Leonard, was a pleasant surprise I spent most of my time both reading and underlining all the gems and golden nuggets Plus, it is one of those novels that really moves you to read aloud A new favorite.

    15. A Christmas present from my youngest daughter who heard about it on CNN An article picked at random was quite good

    16. What an excellent compilation of some of the best newspaper columnists This book illustrates the important role that thoughtful, fact based analysis of events and issues play in helping the public to have an informed opinion of policy decisions that are important to their quality of life We need thoughtful and balanced commentary than ever in today s political environment.

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