I'm an Associate Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. I've published nine books, including And Their Children After Them, which won the 1990 non-fiction Pulitzer Prize. My tenth book will be published in March 2013--Bringing Mulligan Home/The Other Side of the Good War (PublicAffairs). Also this spring will see the publication of the paperback edition of Someplace Like America/ Tales from the New Great Depression(University of California Press), with a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. My books are all thematically connected, I believe, rooted in my curiosity about America and who we are as a people. I've documented the economic crisis since the 1980s. For working people, there is no other way to describe it. If you want, check out the afterword I wrote for the paperback of Someplace Like America--I reported in Detroit for it and I found some very interesting things there that raises questions about where we are going as a country.I spent the first 15 years of my career as a newspaperman, working in Cleveland and Sacramento. I also taught at Stanford University for 10 years, in the Department of Communication.