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

April/May 2005

Defending a Recent Victim of Presidential Politics

August/September 2005

Are we learning from the past? And are we honoring it?

October 2005

What do all these baby boomers really have in common?

November/December 2005

What history says about the new split in the AFl-CIO

February/March 2006

Discovering what a particular time in Harlem says about the whole nation

April/May 2006

Can the disasters that befell other cities help save this one?

June/July 2006

Why Prisoners Shouldn’t Pay Their Way

August/September 2006

Why Have Our Presidents Almost Always Stumbled After Their First Four Years?

October 2006

We’ve kept Fallujah, but have we lost our souls?