Best Nonfiction Essays Of All Time

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What people tend to forget is that quality still sells." Now, having resigned from Houghton Mifflin Strothman is expanding the Boston literary agency she established in the fall of 2003. But after being kicked upstairs as far as I was, at some point you want to be back close to the books again," said Strothman.The Strothman Agency specializes in narrative nonfiction-memoir, history, science and nature-and selected fiction.Under her tenure, revenues tripled, and in 1993 her fellow publishers named her "Woman of the Year" for her courage in speaking out during several First Amendment controversies.

What people tend to forget is that quality still sells." Now, having resigned from Houghton Mifflin Strothman is expanding the Boston literary agency she established in the fall of 2003. But after being kicked upstairs as far as I was, at some point you want to be back close to the books again," said Strothman.The Strothman Agency specializes in narrative nonfiction-memoir, history, science and nature-and selected fiction.

Take a good look: this is the face America turns to most of the world, and until now it's one that most of us have never seen."[19] In the , David Brooks called the book "wonderfully told," praising it as both "a superb description of modern military culture, and one of the most gripping accounts of university life I have read."[20] The work was a . He was a finalist for another Pulitzer and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard. In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. She has taught online through Harvard Law School and Gotham Writers' Workshop. For his work in nonfiction, Sanders received a Lannan Literary Award in 1995. Sanders has recently been the subject of interviews in , NPR and PBS.

His writing appears in numerous collections and has been translated into twenty languages.

Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, conducts workshops on investigative business reporting at newspapers and other organizations throughout the country and writes for various publications. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lilly Endowment.

Klein’s first book of nonfiction, wrote that it was "fascinating, funny, and tremendously well-written. Edmund's College, Cambridge University and a professor at Vassar College for several years before becoming Literary Editor for , he has also worked at the Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and Dallas Morning News, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on violence against women around the world. Sanders' work has also received the Associated Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Book Award, and the Ohioana Book Award.

JOE BLOGSThe Promise by Joe Posnanski The story of Bruce Springsteen's most moving song, how it got recorded, and the way it captures certain truths about working class life better than anything else. This is the story of the man who broke it open, and the steps that led him to a perpetrator no one else suspected.

VANITY FAIRThe Case Of The Vanishing Blonde by Mark Bowden Private investigator Ken Brennan was given a mystery: who raped, beat and left for dead a 21-year-old blonde woman? OUTSIDEThe Killer In The Pool by Tim Zimmerman The story of a killer whale's life - one that ends with a Sea World trainer's tragic killing. THE NEW YORKERThe Mark Of A Masterpiece by David Grann A painting done by a famous artist can be worth many millions of dollars. Art historians used their expertise to differentiate between the two - until recently, when Peter Paul Biro began using fingerprints on canvases to authenticate works scientifically.Awards season in journalism is almost over: David Brooks has long since handed out the Sidneys, the Pulitzer Prizes have been issued, and the National Magazine Award finalists find out who won next week.Throughout 2010, I kept my own running list of exceptional nonfiction for the Best of Journalism newsletter I publish.In its details, however, even this fascinating tale of Allied trickery suggests that spying might not be worthwhile.THE NEW YORKERThe Hunted by Jeffrey Goldberg In a remote corner of Africa, two American conservationists did their utmost to prevent poachers from destroying an endangered species of elephant. THE MORNING NEWSThe High Is Always The Pain And The Pain Is Always The High by Jay Kang After living the ups and downs of life as a professional poker player, the author observes that "gambling narratives tend to glamorize the upswing." In his own story, however, the romance is wrapped up in the losses.Wendy Strothman, '72 has published quality nonfiction for nearly thirty years.As director of Beacon Press in Boston she produced two characteristically influential bestsellers -- Marian Wright Edelman's .There again she revived an institution with a noble history."There's been a lot of cynicism in the publishing community," she told BAM in 2000, "and low morale in the industry-first because of the chains, then Amazon, and then this looming threat of e-books.THIS AMERICAN LIFEPatriot Games by Ben Calhoun An unsurpassed case study in how idealistic people who enter professional politics wind up compromising their values.ESQUIREThe Gun by CJ Chivers Shortly after President Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex, an unholy alliance of defense contractors and military brass conspired to cover up the fact that they put American troops into combat with a defective gun.

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