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For more than 150 years, The Atlantic has been the premier magazine for coverage and analysis of current events, international affairs, and culture. A great deal has changed since Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Harriet Beecher Stowe planned the first issue in 1857. But since its inception, The Atlantic has given voice to some of the most provocative ideas of its time, from Henry David Thoreau's blunt naturalism to Martin Luther King's calls for justice. Today, The Atlantic's readership numbers 1.5 million, and the magazine maintains an unwavering commitment to publishing authors whose ideas help move society forward. The Plastic Logic digital edition of The Atlantic contains most articles and some images found in the print edition. For your convenience, issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to your reading device at the same time subscribers receive paper versions in their mailboxes.

The Kindle Edition of The Atlantic contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include all images. For your convenience, issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle at the same time the print edition hits the newsstand.


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  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000IMVNQU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better now November 25, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The illustrations are now included in the Kindle edition, and they've stopped cutting the questions out of Goldberg's advice column, so now the Atlantic is really worth the price.
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185 of 214 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All The Text, None Of The Illustrations December 23, 2007
Format:Kindle Edition
I love The Atlantic, so I was ecstatic when I saw it on the Kindle list.

Overall, I'm disappointed. All the text is there, but no illustrations, graphics, or charts. One of my favorite sections is Primary Sources, filled with interesting charts and maps. For some reason, NONE of these make it to the Kindle. Nothing but text. I guess it sounds immature to say, "where are all the pictures!?" But I certainly miss them, and the content is not the same without them.

But again, it is nice to have some form of The Atlantic available. I hope the illustrations are eventually included.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad License Agreements April 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I just subscribed to my first Kindle magazine subscription (the Atlantic monthly). This is more of Amazon/Kindle issue however should be made known to anyone purchasing Kindle magazine subscriptions. Kindle magazine subscriptions can only be read on one device or software installation. This means if you select it to be read on your Kindle device you may not read it on your PC, Mac, iBook, iPhone or any other electronic device. This significantly reduces the versatility in reading your purchased material.

I'm sure I will be criticized for providing a negative review in the Atlantic magazine product area, but please note I did give the magazine review four stars
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61 of 69 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete? September 13, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
Since I don't get the paper edition anymore, I've been wondering how complete the Kindle edition is. I didn't really expect graphics, since most other Kindle periodicals don't have them or leave most of them out, but I was shocked when the latest issue of Atlantic in the Kindle edition had a list of the contents of the Election Special, but not the Special itself. Bummer.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine, but incomplete March 2, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
As much as I like the Atlantic, the Kindle version pales in comparison to the physical magazine. There is no reason photos, graphs and other visual elements should be left out.
I also dislike the index, which is just a listing of sections. I would much rather have a link to each individual article and a description of what the article is about. Nowhere is there a brief description of the contents of each article and the titles aren't always descriptive. Clever maybe, but not descriptive. So, I end up reading a paragraph or two before I decide whether or not it's something that I'm interested in reading. Occasionally this means I expose myself to something I might have skipped over, but I would still prefer to have some better cues.
The cost is low for the Kindle edition, but I would rather pay extra for the full experience.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy conversion mars reading enjoyment January 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I was a print subscriber for ~20 years and have subscribed to the Kindle version since 1/11. Here's an updated (downgraded) review of the Kindle product, based on an email I sent to The Atlantic.

The Kindle edition of this excellent magazine is marred by numerous conversion errors. For example, here are the errors I detected in a single read through just one of the articles (William Powers' dispatch on body surfing in Liberia) in the July/August 2012 issue:

The subtitle for this article was mispunctuated and miscapitalized, with a period rather than a comma after the first clause. Elsewhere in the article, "one" was substituted where "once" was clearly intended. A whole line of text was missing: these sentences "The first gigantic wave slammed me into a sandbar. I limped back to the beach and lay on my back in the sand" appeared as "The first gigantic limped back to the beach and lay on my back in the sand" on my Kindle. That's a lot of mistakes to catch in a casual perusal of only 1085 words, and it marred the experience of reading a well-written, intriguing dispatch.

There are many other, similar errors in this current issue, along with most other Kindle editions of The Atlantic. I don't think it's too much to expect that Amazon's document conversions be checked for accuracy before being released to paying subscribers. Checking for lost text ("wave slammed me into a sandbar. I") by comparing the number of words in an article before and after conversion requires only the most rudimentary code. Selling such a flawed product is not fair to your authors or to the reputation of The Atlantic, and makes me fear that Amazon's growing dominance in the eBook market will further erode editorial standards everywhere.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love the Atlantic in any format January 27, 2008
By Rjb
Format:Kindle Edition
Yep I miss the color pictures but it's still the Atlantic and with the Kindle version I tend to read every article.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Kindle version April 2, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I've received a couple Kindle versions thus far and think it matches up to the paper version quite well. Yes, not many pics or graphics, and I miss them, but the ease of delivery and reading on the Kindle far outweigh that for me. I love the Atlantic in any version.
And I wish they'd come out with more magazine Kindle versions!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Either boring or sensational (Hawaiian fugitive)
Not sure what to think of article selection. Either boring or sensational (Hawaiian fugitive). Probably the least interesting issue in a while.
Published 7 days ago by Marek Marchelewicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Continuing the tradition of excellence --
Published 1 month ago by Senior customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome magazine, I highly recommend this magazine to serious readers.
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the paper edition for decades
I enjoyed the paper edition for decades, and I am happy that the Amazon edition allows me to continue enjoying it, since customs restrictions in Argentina are presently preventing... Read more
Published 2 months ago by carlos
4.0 out of 5 stars A magazine with some meat
Love the detailed articles on current concerns. Most magazines and newspapers have become picture books with very little information. The dumbing of America!
Published 2 months ago by Reggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best monthly magazines still in print
Published 2 months ago by B. Biega
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Quality journalism on a great variety of subjects.
Published 2 months ago by Huw Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars The Atlantic Cover Pages - OK, but I'm having problems reading...
The material contained at the beginning of articles reads good. However I have been unable to read any information contained for each article on my kindle, plus I cannot find any... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Annie Marie Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars Already subscribed to paper edition
I just hope that I made it clear I do not want to extend this subscription. I tried it out
Published 3 months ago by Slukey Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Evaluation by Coates
Our public duty is to pay attention and respond to this moral challenge. The New Jim Crow was an alert and this argument follows as a natural progression. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hatheway M. Hasler
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Per month or per issue?
The first issue of the year is January/February 2009, combined.
Feb 19, 2009 by Alvin |  See all 7 posts
Where is the January issue?
Ditto. Where is it? Why no communication?
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I'm trying to ascertain the same thing. Why can't this info be found on The Atlantic Web site?
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