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Alex Blumberg

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Alex Blumberg is an American entrepreneur, radio journalist, former producer for public radio and television, best known for his work with This American Life and Planet Money. He is the co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet Media.
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Hiroshima
John Hersey - Jan 22, 2019 (first published in 1946)
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On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).Alm...
Alex Blumberg
I had always been interested in this kind of long form narrative nonfiction.     source
On the Run
Fugitive Life in an American City
Alice Goffman - Apr 07, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HASTORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIESForty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveil...
Alex Blumberg
Just unbelievably fantastic.     source