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New Orleans-based writer Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor to The Atlantic magazine and regularly writes book reviews for the Wall Street Journal. He’s also written for American Scholar, Yankee, Smithsonian, Saveur, the New York Times, Architect, Canadian Geographic, Sunset, enRoute, and American Archeology. His newest book is The Last Great Walk, an account of a remarkable 4,000-mile journey taken in 1909, and why it’s relevant today. His previous book was a cultural history of a loathsome intoxicant: And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.

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