Harold Evans


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June 28, 1928

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Harold Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. A graduate of Durham University, he has written a number of bestselling histories. He followed the late Alistair Cooke in commentaries on America for the BBC. An American citizen since 1993, he has held positions as editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press, founding editor of the prize-winning Conde Nast Traveler; editorial director of the Atlantic and US News and the New York Daily News; and president and publisher of Random House. He holds the British Press Awards' Gold Award for Lifetime Achievement of Journalists. In 2001 British journalists voted him the all-time greatest British newspaper editor, and in 2004 he was knighted. ...more

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The 35 words you���re (probably) getting wrong

I freely acknowledge that, in a list of this sort, ���glossary��� is a fancy Latin word for a collection of pet peeves (noun, 1919), meaning an annoyance or irritation. One of my peeves is that, as a noun originating in America, it had not been admitted into the Shorter Oxford...
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My Paper Chase

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The American Century

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Good Times, Bad Times

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War Stories: Reporting in t...

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Front Page History

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“Nothing is so tiring to the reader as excavating nuggets of meaning from mountains of words.”
Harold Evans, Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

“Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.”
Harold Evans

“Speechwriter Barton Swaim cheerfully explains why the opaque may be a virtue. “Using vague, slippery or just meaningless language,” he writes, “is not the same as lying: it’s not intended to deceive so much as to preserve options, buy time, distance oneself from others, or just to sound like you’re saying something instead of nothing.”
Harold Evans, Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

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