The best literary journalism

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The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism
1.  The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism by Rosemary Mahoney
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  "the best historical anthology"
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True Stories: A Century of Literary Journalism (Medill School of Journalism Visions of the American Press)
2.  True Stories: A Century of Literary Journalism (Medill School of Journalism Visions of the American Press) by Norman Sims
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  "an excellent overview"
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Literary Journalists
3.  Literary Journalists by Barry Newman
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  "a great collection of interviews from the 1980s"
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Literary Journalism
4.  Literary Journalism by Mark Kramer
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  "an excellent mid-'90s anthology"
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Hiroshima
5.  Hiroshima by John Hersey
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  "one of the master works"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)

The Bottom of the Harbor (Modern Library)
6.  The Bottom of the Harbor (Modern Library) by Joseph Mitchell
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  "Mitchell is a founding father of the genre"
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The New Journalism
7.  The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe
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  "an important anthology put together by Tom Wolfe in the early '70s"
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In Cold Blood
8.  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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  "the book that got me hooked; unforgettable"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,239 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
9.  The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History by Norman Mailer
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  "Mailer is a modern master"
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The Executioner's Song
10.  The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
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  "possibly Mailer's best nonfiction work"
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The Fight
11.  The Fight by Norman Mailer
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  "probably Mailer's most fun work of journalism"
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The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters
12.  The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters by Gay Talese
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  "they don't get much better than Talese"
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Thy Neighbor's Wife
13.  Thy Neighbor's Wife by Gay Talese
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  "Talese's book on sex in the Seventies"
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Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing: More than 70 Years of Celebrated Journalism
14.  Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing: More than 70 Years of Celebrated Journalism by Adrienne Miller
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  "a great collection"
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The Last Cowboy
15.  The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer
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  "'New Yorker' writer Jane Kramer is wonderful"
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Two Towns in Provence: Map of Another Town and a Considerable Town
16.  Two Towns in Provence: Map of Another Town and a Considerable Town by M. F. K. Fisher
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  "MFK Fisher is a very influential literary journalist"
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Into the Wild
17.  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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  "unforgettable"
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The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories
18.  The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by Donald Katz
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  "contains my favourite piece of journalism, "The Voyeur""
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Real Property
19.  Real Property by Sara Davidson
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  "Sara Davidson has one of the most pleasing idioms around"
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Saturday Night
20.  Saturday Night by Susan Orlean
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  "a gem by Susan Orlean"
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
21.  The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
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  "Tom Wole's fascinating book about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters"
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The Right Stuff
22.  The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
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  "a compelling account about the first astronauts; my favorite of Wolfe's books"
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Whiteout: Lost in Aspen
23.  Whiteout: Lost in Aspen by Ted Conover
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  "any of Conover's books are work reading, but this small one is my favorite"
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The Earl of Louisiana
24.  The Earl of Louisiana by A J Liebling
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  "Liebling's account of Governor Earl Long"
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Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
25.  Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea by Eric Hansen
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  "Excellent"
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The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft
26.  The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft by Robert Boynton
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  "interviews with the very best practitioners"
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