David Remnick





David Remnick


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in Hackensack, New Jersey, The United States
October 29, 1958

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David Remnick (born October 29, 1958) is an American journalist, writer, and magazine editor. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin s Tomb The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker magazine since 1998. He was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age in 2000. Before joining The New Yorker, Remnick was a reporter and the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post. He has also served on the New York Public Library’s board of trustees. In 2010 he published his sixth book, The Bridge The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.

Remnick was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, the son of a dentist, Edward C. Remnick, and an art teacher, Barbara (Seigel). He was raised in Hillsdale, New Jersey, in a secular Je
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The Bridge: The Life and Ri...

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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days...

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4.26 avg rating — 2,738 ratings — published 1998 — 43 editions
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Secret Ingredients: The New...

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“I’m not sure it is possible to describe just how hard it is to acquire a reputation as a drunk in Russia.”
David Remnick, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

“The Communist Party apparatus was the most gigantic mafia the world has ever known.”
David Remnick, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

“In the lobby, an old woman with legs wrapped in elastic bandages mopped the floor with filthy water. She kept missing the same spot, over and over. There was the overpowering smell of disinfectant, bad tobacco, and wet wool. This was the smell of Russia indoors, the smell of the woman in front of you on line, the smell of every elevator. Near an abandoned newsstand, dozens of overcoats hung on long rows of pegs, somber and dark, lightly steaming, like nags in a stable.”
David Remnick, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire



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