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The Eye of the Mammoth

Selected Essays

The Eye of the Mammoth( )
Author: Harrigan, Stephen
Foreword by: Lemann, Nicholas
Series title:Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-292-74561-2
Publication Date:Apr 2013
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

The definitive, career-spanning collection of nonfiction from one of America's leading writers, Stephen Harrigan

Book Details
Pages:376
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.62 Pounds
Author Biography
Harrigan, Stephen (Author)
Nicholas Lemann, a native of New Orleans, developed an interest in journalism during his teenage years. This eagerness to write was coupled with a keen interest in United States history and literature. He pooled his curiosities, earning a degree in American literature and history from Harvard University in 1976.

Journalism became Lemann's main occupation, as he built his writing career through working for the Washington Monthly, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post. In 1983, he joined the Atlantic Monthly staff. His love for American history peaked with the publication of his commentary on the African-American migration to Chicago in search of jobs and a better life.

Lemann's book, The Promised Land, captured the 1991 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in journalism. His articles span many interests, from book reviews and political topics to travel stories about the Catskill Mountains and other natural wonders. He contributes many articles, not only to the Atlantic Monthly but to several other magazines as well.

Nicholas Lemann, his wife Dominique Browning, and their two sons live in New York City.

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