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The Princeton Reader:
Contemporary Essays by Writers and Journalists at Princeton University
Edited by John McPhee & Carol Rigolot

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Preface by John McPhee xiii
Aliens by Joel Achenbach 1
Baby Jessica by Evan Thomas 7
History: How American Myths Are Made 10
If You Want to Humble an Empire by Nancy Gibbs 13
Fighting for Life 50 Floors Up, with One Tool and Ingenuity by Jim Dwyer 18
US Airways Flight 1549: Old Hands on the River Didn't Have to Be Told What to Do 19
Anthrax by Marilyn Thompson 22
The Everyman Who Exposed Tainted Toothpaste by Walt Bogdanich 25
When the Terror Began by Alexander Wolff 29
Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America by Michael Dobbs 35
A Knock on the Door by Serge Schmemann 41
Tiananmen Massacre by Rose Tang 44
Finding Respite from Worries by Jill Abramson 50
My Father's Closet by John Seabrook 52
A Backward Glance by Elizabeth Kendall 58
Silk Parachute by John McPhee 61
The Road Block by Peter Godwin 63
Burning My Father 66
A Moving Experience by Paula Span 68
The Lure of the Frozen Lake by Julia Keller 73

True Love Is Made of This by Michael Vitez 78
The Greatest Penn Success Story 80
A Pit Bull Who Provided Lessons in Loyalty and Unfailing Love 84
A Sign: It's Jesus, or a Lunch Bargain by Peter Applebome 85
The Two Lives of John Favors'72: A Political Activist Becomes a Monk in the Hare Krishna Movement by Melvin R. McCray 88
In Albania, a Girl Who Became a Man by Barbara Demick 94
The North Korean Film Festival: No Stars, No Swag,
but What a Crowd! 97
Title Inflation: How Hollywood Watches Our Wallets by Bob Mondello 101
Ice Accommodations by Juliet Eilperin 104
The Renaissance of the Marais by Mitchel Levitas 110
Walking to Vermont by Christopher S. Wren 114
Between a Woman and Her Doctor: A Story about Abortion by Martha Mendoza 120
Baby's First Helmet by James V. Grimaldi 124
After Etan: The Missing Child Case That Held America Captive by Lisa Cohen 129
A Hostage Crisis Hits Latin America by Juanita Darling 135
Children Caught in the Immigration Crossfire by Kathy Kiely 141
A Father's Promise by Geraldine Moriba Meadows 145
McKinley High School by Athelia Knight 151
A Believing Principal Leads a Battle to Save a School by Dan Grech 157
Edison's Big Loss 161
Yodobashi No. 6 by T. R. Reid 163
Sports: The Glue for Lost Kids by Filip Bondy 169
Curtis Williams--Victory and Ruins by Ken Armstrong 172
Arson Science--To Their Rescue? by Emilie Lounsberry 180
Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans' Decline by Elisabeth Rosenthal 185

Chernobyl: The Danger Persists by Felicity Barringer 188
Alaska: Oil's Ground Zero by Jeffrey Bartholet 194
Arctic Rush by Craig Duff 199
The X Files by Thomas E. Weber 206
Internet Gambling by Gilbert Gaul 211
Seeking New Ways to Nurture the Capacity to Report by Charles Lewis 217
Role Model: Sarah McClendon by Roberta Oster Sachs 222
Remembering a Friend: Ed Bradley Was a Gift to Journalism 223
Whose Media Are We? by Ralph J. Begleiter 226
The West and the Arab World: The Case of Media by Daoud Kuttab 233
Don't E-mail Me by Joel Stein 236
Millions of Women Weep 237
The Lessons of Cain 238
A View to a Kill by Charles Lane 241
Cuba: The End of the End of the Revolution by Roger Cohen 247
Guantánamo by Jane Mayer 253
The Promise by Ethan Bronner 259
Gaza Notebook: The Bullets in My In-Box 262
A Gaza Diary by Chris Hedges 266
In Horses, a Personal Refuge by Paul Salopek 273
Hints of Lives Are All That Remains 274
Now They Execute Polite Shuffles: There's a Strange Sameness in the Stories of Baath Party Members in Iraq 275
In Land of Ruin, a House of Stone Shelters Delight 276

Iraq: Transformation Bypasses the Heartland by Thanassis Cambanis 278
Hezbollah Fighter Strove to be a Martyr 281
Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maass 284
Bosnia's Elite "Disappeared" by Roy Gutman 289
Stone Age Ways Surviving, Barely by Calvin Sims 295
Oshima Journal: After 90 Years, Small Gestures of Joy for Lepers 297
Ella in Wonderland by Margo Jefferson 300
On Writers and Writing: D. H. Lawrence Frees the Slaves 302
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg 305
The Prince by Claudia Roth Pierpont 311
Diary of a Bad Year, by J. M. Coetzee by Richard Eder 316
Beowulf and Fate Meet in a Modern Poet's Lens 317
John Leonard by Robert Christgau 321
Growing by Degrees: Kanye West 323
Pop Music: The Durability of Doo-Wop by Martin Gottlieb 326
On the White Side of Crossover Dreams 330
Something in the Air by Marc Fisher 333
The Sonata Seminar by Alex Ross 339
Shooting War by Mark Feeney 342
A Battalion of One's Own by Barton Gellman 345
Injured in Iraq, a Soldier Is Shattered at Home by Deborah Sontag 351
Connections by David Maraniss 357
Trevor Manuel and the Liberation of Nelson Mandela by Pippa Green 363
Jerry Brown Still Wants Your Vote by Michael Duffy 368
"I Don't Feel No Ways Tired" by Jeff Gerth 372
Fannie Lou Hamer by Kay Mills 378
Fourth of July by Greil Marcus 381
Acknowledgments 385
Index of Authors 391

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