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I'm a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. I've published ten books, including And Their Children After Them, which won the 1990 non-fiction Pulitzer Prize. The most recent is Bringing Mulligan Home/The Other Side of the Good War (PublicAffairs). Before that I released the paperback edition of Someplace Like America/ Tales from the New Great Depression(University of California Press), with a foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

My books are all thematically connected, I believe, rooted in my curiosity about America and who we are as a people. I've documented the economic crisis since the 1980s. For working people, there is no other way to describe it. If you want, check out the afterword I wrote for the paperback of S
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Dale Maharidge Hi, Sorry for the late reply! I have not signed into Goodreads in a while. Yes I did...tracked down the Alexander family. That story is in my book "So…moreHi, Sorry for the late reply! I have not signed into Goodreads in a while. Yes I did...tracked down the Alexander family. That story is in my book "Someplace Like America." Thanks!(less)
Dale Maharidge Hi Bev,

Thanks for reachng out. I hope your husband is doing okay--I really hoped this Audible podcast would reach veterans of all wars. I agree that i…more
Hi Bev,

Thanks for reachng out. I hope your husband is doing okay--I really hoped this Audible podcast would reach veterans of all wars. I agree that in that generation such things were accepted. In my father's case, if that were true, it greatly excerbated it, I believe. My aunt, his sister, said he was not violent like that before he went into the service. I quote her in the book version of this story, which is way more detailed than the podcast. (less)
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BRINGING MULLIGAN HOME--GETTING CLOSER TO SOLVING THE MYSTERY

Check out these links about my Dad's missing WWII buddy if you are interested in my book that came out last year, Bringing Mulligan Home. We may be on course to bringing him home.

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Published on March 17, 2014 00:27 Tags: veterans, ww2, wwii
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“What I would say to people right now is that you can’t count on anything that you don’t do yourself,” Jim said. “If your hand don’t put it there, and you don’t provide for your own family yourself, by your own intelligence and by your own means, you can’t count on anybody else to do it for you.”
Dale Maharidge, Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

“Maggie Louise sat in a hardback chair, holding her baby brother, Squinchy, and her eyes fell upon Agee. There was something about the eyes of Maggie Louise that caught him the first time they met. They were 'temperature less, keen, serene, and wise and pure gray eyes,' Agee said, and they seemed to look everywhere and see into things. To look into the eyes of Maggie Louise was 'scary as hell, and even more mysterious than frightening,' said Agee. She knew she'd like him and he her.”
Dale Maharidge, And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South

“There was, however, a fundamental difference - namely, that Maggie Louise, at least at that point in her life, had the ability to be satisfied, which, while different from being happy, is essential in finding contentment. In this regard, there may be two kinds of people, or perhaps, more accurately, two extremes, and if so, Agee and Maggie Louise represented them.”
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