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Clay Risen


Clay Risen is the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times and the author of several works of American history, including "The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century," "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act," which was named a 2014 notable book of the year by The Washington Post, and "A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination." He oversaw two award-winning history series for The New York Times, Vietnam '67 and Disunion, and he was a co-editor of "The New York Times' Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation."

Risen is also one of America's leading whiskey experts; he is the author of "Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland" and "American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit," which has sold over 100,000 copies across two editions. He has written extensively about whiskey and the liquor industry for The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Garden & Gun and other national publications.

Risen previously worked as an assistant editor at The New Republic and the managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.


Books:
The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century
History / Biography
Scribner
June 2019
ISBN 9781501143991
368 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. More/less

Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland

Quercus
October 2018
ISBN 9781681441078
384 pages
$29.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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A follow-up to his bestselling American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, Clay Risen's Single Malt is an introduction to the long history, fascinating science, and incredible diversity of malted whisky, as well as a practical drinker's guide to buying and enjoying hundreds of the greatest examples of the distiller's tradition. More/less

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