Kevin Baker

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Kevin Baker is an author and journalist whose work frequently covers American history, culture, and sports. His three-part, “City of Fire” historical fiction trilogy—Paradise Alley, Dreamland, and Strivers Row—covers New York from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, and his latest novel, The Big Crowd, is set in the city just after World War II. He is also the author of the history, America, The Story of Us. Residing in New York City, Baker is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine, and writes frequently for The New York Times and other periodicals. He is a member of the board of the Society of American Historians.

Articles by this Contributor

September 2000

A look at one of America’s most resilient prejudices

October 2000

The miseries of the VP who goes after his boss’s job

November 2000

Old-style politics and the death of Edgar Allan Poe

December 2000

WHICH PRESIDENT WILL HISTORY COMPARE HIM MOST CLOSELY TO?

February/March 2001

WHAT’S AN EX-PRESIDENT TO DO?

April 2001

CONGRESS IS TRYING TO LEGISLATE THE HISTORY OF WHAT HAPPENED ON THE EVE OF PEARL HARBOR

May 2001

CONFRONTING AN ISSUE AS OLD AS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

July/August 2001

THE CRUSADE AGAINST COMIC BOOKS

September 2001

WHY BASEBALL DOESN’T PLAY BY THE RULES OF BUSINESS