Tony Horwitz


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in Washington, DC, The United States
June 09, 1958

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May 27, 2019

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Date of Birth: 1958

Tony Horwitz was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author whose books include Blue Latitudes, Confederates In The Attic and Baghdad Without A Map. His most recent work, published in May 2019, is Spying on the South, which follows Frederick Law Olmsted's travels from the Potomac to the Rio Grande as an undercover correspondent in the 1850s.
Tony was also president of the Society of American Historians. He lived in Massachusetts with his wife, novelist Geraldine Brooks.
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Apologies, have been away for several years while researching and writing my latest, Spying on the South, which comes out in a few weeks. Like most of my other books it's a mix of history, journalism, and travel adventure. In this case parallel journeys. Frederick Law Olmsted's in the 1850s, across the South, as an undercover correspondent for the New York Times (which led him to Central Park and Read more of this blog post »
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Confederates in the Attic: ...

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Goin...

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A Voyage Long and Strange: ...

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“The first thing you notice, coming to Israel from the Arab world, is that you have left the most courteous region of the globe and entered the rudest. The difference is so profound that you're left wondering when the mutation in Semitic blood occurred, as though God parted the Red Sea and said: "Okay, you rude ones, keep wandering toward the Promised Land. The rest of you can stay here and rot in the desert, saying 'welcome, most welcome' and drowning each other in tea until the end of time.”
Tony Horwitz, Baghdad Without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia

“There are people one knows and people one doesn't. One shouldn't cheapen the former by feigning intimacy with the latter.”
Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

“I am an agnostic on most matters of faith, but on the subject of maps I have always been a true believer. It is on the map, therefore it is, and I am.”
Tony Horwitz, One for the Road: An Outback Adventure

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