Jonathan Coleman


Jonathan Coleman is the author of five critically acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction (three of which have been New York Times bestsellers), and he has published in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Slate, Time, Newsweek, and the Washington Post, among other publications. He taught narrative nonfiction writing at the University of Virginia for many years, and has been a visiting writer at many other universities. He was a book editor at Knopf and Simon and Schuster, and a broadcast journalist at CBS News. 

From the Warp and the Woof, We Rise

Dick Allen faced racist taunts and boos so numerous and unrelenting that he became the first player in baseball to wear his batting helmet out in the field.