Have you ever looked at a pile of unread newspapers and wished that someone would pull out the best of the lot for your reading pleasure? Good news! The book "Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns" does just that. Editors John Avlon, Jesse Angelo, and Errol Louis present a selection of the best columns published in newspapers all over the country from 1757 to 2011.
The columns are classified into broad subjects such as politics, humor, crime, sports, and farewells. Contributors include Jimmy Breslin, Erma Bombeck, Walter Winchell, Will Rogers, George Will, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley Jr., and Molly Ivins. Each section is arranged chronologically. Together the columns present an interesting window into American history.
The book includes famous articles such as "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" published in the "New York Sun" in 1897 along with lesser-known pieces such as Woody Guthrie's column "Migration Workers Take Lots of Abuse" published in the "People's Daily World" in 1939. Check out this book to catch up on opinion journalism in America.
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