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Deadlines and Datelines: Essays for a New Century This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   I am what you may call an "active reader,"someone who regularly devours books. Of all I have read in my 15 years, Deadlinesand Datelines: Essays for a New Century is one that really deservesrecognition.

I received my copy from a teacher. At first, I imagined thiscompilation of essays and articles would be, well, a tad boring. Once I startedreading, I immediately changed my mind.

While I enjoy history and socialstudies, I never really took to politics and current world affairs; thefront-page news always seemed boring. This book, however, actually makes itinteresting. Mr. Rather has a unique way of sharing his view without soundingoverly opinionated. He reports the facts and details, and, for the most part,leaves his feelings out.

I found each article (there were about 100)clear, easy to understand and interesting. I would set the book down, only tofind myself returning minutes later to continue reading. The essays cover avariety of topics; my favorites include: Respect in Schools; Lessons of anAmerican Son; China; Are You Running for Something, Mrs. President? andmore.

This book is incredible and a great choice for anyone interested inpolitics and world affairs. The index and table of contents make for greatreferences if you need material for a project. Dan Rather is an extremelytalented writer and journalist, and I greatly admire his work. This book is atthe top of my list.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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