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Stew Magnuson

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Stew Magnuson is the author of The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns, a nonfiction history spanning 130 years in the lives of two communities -- the white settler towns in Sheridan County, Nebraska, and the Oglala Lakotas of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
A native of Omaha and a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Magnuson is a Washington, D.C based journalist and former foreign correspondent who has filed stories from Mali, Japan, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Indonesia. He has traveled or lived in forty-six countries, including the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, where he served in the Peace Corps, and Peshawar, Pakistan, where he worked with...more

I was not a victim of the March 15, 1995 subway gas attack in Tokyo.
But I could have been.
At the time, I was an international vagabond, teaching conversational English in whatever Asian country looked interesting to me. I had returned to Japan for a third time to look for work, and ended up in a crummy little school owned by a crazed Singaporean woman who needed a native speaker of English to t... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: An abridged excerpt from the book, "The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: and Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns."

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date: July 30, 2014 07:12PM
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description: New Book Traces History Found Along Highway 83

Award-winning author Stew Magnuson released The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas, a nonfiction travel-history book that uncovers stories found along the road that bisects the states from north to south.
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Lapsed English Major Hi - thanks for adding me. Did you see your book on my list?

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Emily Thanks so much, Stew! Can't wait to get started on it!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Stew, I loved your bio and I'll have to check out some of your works. Thanks so much for being a friend.

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