The first collection of the work of Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation.
The thirty-two "elegant and elegiac" (The Boston Globe) stories here cover a rich array of topics on life, politics, sports, and loss—ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author’s deep reporting and singular sensibility.
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi, and a trilogy about the 1960s—Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History).
“Maraniss’s lively sketches illuminate the lives of significant cultural and political figures and intimately capture various moments that define modern American cultural history.” – Publishers Weekly
“In piece after piece, Maraniss searches for the humanity, not the myths or cliches, in famous figures, from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Vince Lombardi and Muhammad Ali.” –Providence Journal
“Elegant and elegiac. . . He has a gift for finding the small details of our daily routine that can ‘suddenly take on deep visual and metaphorical meaning’ –and remind us that life is ordinary until it isn’t.” –The Boston Globe
“Throughout this collection, Maraniss proves himself to be a relentless reporter and a solid writer. . . these are journalistic journeys well worth taking.”
--Christian Science Monitor
“Once in a while, an anthology clicks. A few even become journalistic classics…we can add another title to this honor roll: David Maraniss’s Inside the Story… He makes complex individuals come alive on a printed page about as well as any journalist I have encountered.” –Columbia Journalism Review