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For 167 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of political reporting. This fascinating book, edited by the illustrious Andrew Rosenthal, captures the sweep and scope of the newspaper's unparalleled coverage.
In today's turbulent world, The New York Times's political reporting is more relevant than ever--not only for the news itself, but because of the paper's high-profile advocacy for the freedom of the press. This anthology explores TheTimes's political coverage from 1851 to today, examining what has changed and what remains the same. It includes everything from memorable campaigns and elections to controversial legislation, scandals, and issues ranging from immigration, race, and gender to the economy and war. Compiled by famed New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal, this compelling volume contains approximately 80 stories, 45 illustrations, and commentary and annotations.
Andrew Rosenthal is former editorial page editor of The New York Times and oversaw the editorial board, the Letters and Op-Ed departments, and the Editorial and Op-Ed sections of NYTimes.com. In March 2016, he became a columnist and podcast contributor for The Times. He was recently the Visiting Murrow Lecturer of the Practice of Press and Public Policy at Harvard.
Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of three New York Times bestsellers, became an Op-Ed columnist in 1995. She also writes for the "Style" section and The Times Magazine.
Ms. Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 as an editorial assistant at The Washington Star. In 1983, she joined The New York Times as a metropolitan correspondent and then moved to The Times' Washington bureau in 1986 to cover politics. Ms. Dowd has covered nine presidential campaigns, served as The Times' White House correspondent, and written "On Washington," a column for The Times Magazine. She is the author of several books, including Bushworld (2004, G. P. Putnam's Sons), Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide (2005, Penguin), and The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics (Grand Central). Ms. Dowd has also written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and others. Her Op-Ed column appears every Sunday. She lives in Washington, DC.