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David Remnick

David Remnick has been the editor of The New Yorker since 1998. A staff writer for the magazine from 1992 to 1998, he was previously The Washington Post's correspondent in the Soviet Union. The author of several books, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for his 1994 book Lenin's Tomb. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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The Bridge
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70230-3 (0-375-70230-X)

In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African American president.
 
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the...

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The Devil Problem
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77752-6 (0-679-77752-0)

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes... Read more






Disquiet, Please!
Edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7997-8 (0-8129-7997-4)

The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism. But for eighty years it’s also been a hoot. Now an uproarious sampling of its funny writings can be found in this collection, by turns satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing. From the... Read more






Fierce Pajamas
Edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76127-0 (0-375-76127-6)

When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a “comic weekly.” And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder’s description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era—among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker... Read more






King of the World
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70229-7 (0-375-70229-6)

"Succeeds more than any previous book in bringing Ali into focus . . . as a starburst of energy, ego and ability whose like will never be seen again." —The Wall Street Journal

"Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" —Time

"Penetrating . . . reveal[s] details that even close followers of [Ali] might... Read more






Lenin's Tomb
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1994
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75125-0 (0-679-75125-4)

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all."... Read more






Life Stories
Written by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75751-8 (0-375-75751-1)

One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker has met this challenge more successfully and more originally than any other modern American journal. It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile. Starting with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of... Read more






The New Gilded Age
Edited by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2001
$23.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75715-0 (0-375-75715-5)

In keeping with its tradition of sending writers out into America to take the pulse of our citizens and civilization, The New Yorker over the past decade has reported on the unprecedented economy and how it has changed the ways in which we live. This new anthology collects the best of... Read more






The Only Game in Town
Edited by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7998-5 (0-8129-7998-2)

For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench, including such authors as Roger Angell, John Updike, Don DeLillo, and John...

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Reporting
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27575-2 (0-307-27575-2)

David Remnick is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures. Whether it’s the decline and fall of Mike Tyson, Al Gore’s struggle to move forward after his loss in the 2000 election, or Vladimir Putin dealing with Gorbachev’s legacy, Remnick... Read more






Resurrection
Written by David Remnick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1998
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75023-6 (0-375-75023-1)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Remnick chronicles the new Russia that emerged from the ash heap of the Soviet Union. From the siege of Parliament to the farcically tilted elections of 1996, from the rubble of Grozny to the grandiose wealth and naked corruption of today's Moscow, Remnick chronicles a society so... Read more






Secret Ingredients
Edited by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2009
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7641-0 (0-8129-7641-X)

A sample of the menu: Woody Allen on dieting the Dostoevski way • Roger Angell on the art of the martini • Don DeLillo on Jell-O • Malcolm Gladwell on building a better ketchup • Jane Kramer on the writer’s kitchen • Chang-rae Lee on eating sea urchin • Steve Martin... Read more






Wonderful Town
Written by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75752-5 (0-375-75752-X)

New York City is not only The New Yorker's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood; it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine's and this country's most accomplished writers. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular... Read more






The Fun of It
Edited by Lillian Ross, Introduction by David Remnick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$27.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75649-8 (0-375-75649-3)

William Shawn once called The Talk of the Town the soul of the magazine. The section began in the first issue, in 1925. But it wasn't until a couple of years later, when E. B. White and James Thurber arrived, that the Talk of the Town story became what it is... Read more






The 40s: The Story of a Decade
Written by The New Yorker Magazine, Contribution by E.B. White, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith, Introduction by David Remnick
Random House | Hardcover | May 2014
$30.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64479-8 (0-679-64479-2)

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers • Joseph Mitchell • Vladimir Nabokov • Ogden Nash • John O’Hara • George Orwell • V. S... Read more





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