Max Rudin

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Rudin is the publisher of The Library of America, a nonprofit publisher whose mission is to foster greater appreciation and pride in America’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, authoritative editions of America’s best and most significant writing. Mr. Rudin writes on American history, literature, music, and popular culture for American Heritage and Raritan magazines. He created, hosts, and introduces the ongoing program of readings “Great New York Writers in Great New York Places.” He has directed several NEH-funded publishing and national public programming initiatives, among them the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial (2004) and Lincoln in American Memory: Exploring the Life and Legacy of Our Sixteenth President (2009). He serves on the Board of Directors of The Great Books Foundation and The New York Festival of Song. Mr. Rudin holds degrees in English and American literature from Princeton University and Columbia University.

Articles by this Contributor

July/August 1997

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A POTENT DRINK, AND MORE THAN THE INSPIRATION FOR SOME HANDSOME ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT. IT IS MODERN TIMES, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A BEAUTIFUL CHALICE.

May/June 1998

December 1998

Reflections on the Rat Pack
Everybody knows what they did. This is what they meant.

May/June 2000

June/July 2002

It came over with the Mayflower and stayed on to be the unchallenged drink of democracy.