Op-ed: A racist chant is not what patriotism looks like. This is.
From the Washington Post: The spectacle of men and women at President Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday chanting “ Send her back !” depressed me so much that I could only watch for…
An American Communist who paid too high a price
In this moment of dueling political hysterias (“The fascists are at the gates!” “The socialists are within the gates!”), it is reassuring to remember that the United States has quickly recovered from some previous plunges into overheated anxiety. David Maraniss understands this.
A Son’s Memoir of His Father’s Radical Beliefs, Pursuit by the F.B.I. and Ardent Love for America
From The New York Times: “Think of this story as a wheel,” David Maraniss writes in an author’s note at the beginning of his new book, “A Good American Family.” “The hearing in Room 740…
Podcast: Why is This Happening? w/ Chris Hayes?
Morning Joe: Interview
Author and professor David Maraniss discusses his father, Elliot, who was a WWII veteran, newspaper editor and 'onetime card-carrying Communist.' Maraniss writes about his father in his new book 'A Good American Family
Face the Nation: Interview
Author and historian David Maraniss joined "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, "A Good American Family."
Obama Biographer David Maraniss on His New Subject, His Blacklisted Father
Over the course of 11 books, including biographies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Washington Post editor David Maraniss has mastered the craft of tracking political and intellectual history through private lives. In his latest, A Good American Family, the author turns to the story of his own father: Elliott Maraniss, longtime editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, and onetime card-carrying Communist, who died in 2004.
The Star Tribune: Review of ‘A Good American Family’
An acclaimed biographer turns his gaze onto his own family, and his father's fervent political life.
A Good American Son
Madison rescued the Maraniss family, but for a long time, the third child, David, didn’t know how or why — not in detail, anyway.
A father, a son and how the Cap Times saved a family
How could a job offer, any job offer, save a family? Sounds hyperbolic, but it happened. For former Cap Times editor-in-chief Elliott Maraniss, his wife, Mary, and their four children, his start at the Cap Times in 1957 rescued a family that was both beleaguered and nomadic.