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

June/July 2003

Historically it has had real virtues

August/September 2003

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE DELIVERED THE PHILIPPINES FROM TYRANNY A CENTURY AGO

October 2003

February/March 2004

How should a President honor the war dead?

April/May 2004

When does a single gaffe sink a campaign?

June/July 2004

Internet Piracy and Dickens and Melville

August/September 2004

Why do they usually avoid holding conventions in New York?

October 2004

November/December 2004

February/March 2005

…And Why You Almost Never Feel Them Coming