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"Peter Richardson has done a brilliant job bringing to life the incredible story of Ramparts, a publication that changed journalism and the world it reported on. This book will become required reading for all those concerned about the current crisis in the world of news. A Bomb in Every Issue makes clear that Ramparts in its prime was a vortex of flamboyance and critical intelligence. Out of that maelstrom came reporting that truly changed America. What makes this book even better is that it has not ignored or downplayed the foibles of Ramparts' founders and chief architects. It is a cautionary tale told with economy that will be a touchstone for the new journalism, the new Ramparts of the twenty-first century."
--Lowell Bergman, professor of journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and a correspondent for PBS's Frontline
"It's a great delight to see this key chapter in the history of American journalism at last get the readable, judicious history it deserves. Ramparts touched the lives of far more people than its readers by paving the way for the rich universe of alternative media now open to us. Peter Richardson has told an important story, and told it well."
--Adam Hochschild, author of Half the Way Home and Bury the Chains
America's muckraking tradition stretches back to the 1690s--but no publication better represented it than Ramparts. In the 1960s, it helped set a generation on fire, tore away a veil of hypocrisy in public life, and set new standards in editorial and design quality. Richardson's tale brings the dead to life, and gives us a new understanding of how journalism changes the way we are and will be."
--Richard Parker, senior fellow, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard University
In 1968, "Ramparts" magazine seemed like just about the coolest thing ever to hit the newstands. It was unapologetically slick, left-wing, anti-liberal, and irreverent... Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Peter Baklava
Not as entertaining as I expected. it's a history of a short-term rock maqgazine and the management differences behind the scenes.Published on October 22, 2010 by Ronald Giranio
I subscribed to Ramparts for several years, and considered it then, and now, to be the best magazine, of any kind, that I have ever read. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Richard Gearon
The magazines we get today like Time or Newsweek although have a history they are largely mainstream. Read morePublished on January 26, 2010 by Martin Flynn