Frank Langfitt

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Frank Langfitt is NPR’s London correspondent, covering Brexit, terrorism and other stories in Western Europe. Before coming to the United Kingdom, he spent a decade as a reporter in China, most recently as NPR’s correspondent in Shanghai, where he drove a free taxi around the city for a series on a changing China as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. Langfitt got the idea for the series from his experience decades earlier driving taxis in Philadelphia during summers home from college. The NPR radio series inspired his first book, “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China.”
In 2008, Langfitt covered the Beijing Olympics as a member of NPR’s team, which won an Edward R. Murrow Award for sports repo
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The Shanghai Free Taxi by Frank Langfitt
"A delightful and fascinating read. The book chronicles stories of people in China over the last few years. The author manages to get interesting and insightful stories out of people in an otherwise very closed and private society. You care about a..." Read more of this review »
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China's Guaranteed Bubble by Ning Zhu
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Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
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superb. studied with john in college. a master at structuring and writing non-fiction
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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev
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lyrical and baroque view of Russia's Gilded Age and it's discontents.
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Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
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Very good memoir of a man who retains his outsider, surfer status even as he builds a conventional life as a celebrated new yorker writer and author.
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Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
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superb. studied with john in college. a master at structuring and writing non-fiction
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The End of Europe by James Kirchick
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