Greg Mitchell


1947 –


Who is Greg Mitchell?

Greg Mitchell is an American author and journalist who has written twelve non-fiction books on United States politics and history of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 2010, he blogs on the media and politics for The Nation, where he covered the Wikileaks scandal in 2010.

In three recent books, he has addressed issues of the relations between the press and government, especially related to the conduct of the 21st-century United States wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the editor of Editor & Publisher, which covers the news and newspaper industry. His book, The Campaign of the Century, about Upton Sinclair's run for governor of California and the rise of media politics, received the 1993 Goldsmith Book Prize for journalism. It was adapted by PBS as a documentary episode for its seven-part series on The Great Depression. In addition, it was adapted as a vaudeville-style musical and received an award in California in 2006 for musical theatre.

Mitchell was editor of Nuclear Times magazine, and became interested in the history of the United States' use of the atom bomb during World War II. He addressed issues related to this in a 1996 book co-written with Robert Jay Lifton. Michell served as a senior editor of Crawdaddy magazine in the 1970s.

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on July 23, 2013


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