[Nfbv-potomac-announce] FW: NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Award Winning Harper s Magazine
johnh50 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 15 15:07:40 UTC 2015
We returned from a great vacation in Las Vegas last night. Of course we
provided a small amount of money to the local economy.
In any case it is great to be back.
In case you have not received email on this, a new magazine has joined
Newsline. Read below.
I hope to see everyone soon.
From: NFB-NEWSLINE [mailto:SWhite at nfb.org]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 3:07 PM
To: John Halverson
Subject: NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Award Winning Harper s Magazine
NFB-NEWSLINE has just added Harper's Magazine to our growing list of
magazines. Harper's Magazine is the 2013 National Magazine Award Winner for
Fiction. Offering quality fiction and nonfiction commentary on politics,
literature, culture, and science, Harper's Magazine is an eclectic blend of
essays, fiction and reporting that ranges from the liberal to the
conservative. Each issue of Harper's Magazine gives you the most stimulating
writing by today's best observers and interpreters of what's happening in
Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the
prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. The initial press
run of 7,500 copies sold out immediately, and within six months circulation
had reached 50,000.
Although the earliest issues consisted largely of material that had already
been published in England, the magazine soon began to print the work of
American artists and writers; among them Horatio Alger, Stephen A. Douglas,
Theodore Dreiser, Horace Greeley, Winslow Homer, William Dean Howells, Henry
James, Jack London, John Muir, Frederic Remington, Booth Tarkington, and
Mark Twain. Several departments served to note regularly important events of
the day, such as the publication of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick, the
laying of the first trans-Atlantic cable, the latest discoveries from Thomas
Edison's workshop, and the progress of the crusade for women's rights.
In more recent years, the magazine published Woodrow Wilson and Winston
Churchill long before either man became a political leader. Theodore
Roosevelt wrote for Harper's, as did Henry L. Stimson when he defended the
bombing of Hiroshima.
Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores
the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative
journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's
Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's
provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the
environment, and culture. The essays, fiction, and reporting in the
magazine's pages come from promising new voices, as well as some of the most
distinguished names in American letters, among them Annie Dillard, Barbara
Ehrenreich, Jonathan Franzen, Mary Gaitskill, David Foster Wallace, and Tom
To find this magazine using the telephone access method, press "7" off the
main menu for Magazines, then search under "All Magazines Listed
Alphabetically" or "General Interest." To find Harper's Magazine using the
iOS Mobile App, search under Publications, then Publication Options, then
We hope you enjoy this fine new addition to the NFB-NEWSLINE service.
Your NFB-NEWSLINE Team
NFB-NEWSLINE is a service of the National Federation of the Blind.
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.
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