As a youth Baker worked on the Gloucester Daily Times, covering school-boy sports, as well as local town meetings and other civic affairs. He graduated from Columbia, where he majored in political science, in 1980.
Baker is the author of the City of Fire trilogy, published by HarperCollins, which consists of the historical novels, Dreamland, the bestselling Paradise Alley and Strivers Row. He has also written a contemporary baseball novel called, Sometimes You See it Coming, and was the chief historical researcher on Harold Evans’s illustrated history of the United States, The American Century.
Baker resides in New York where he is a contributing editor to Harper’s magazine as well as a columnist with American Heritage magazine, and a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Times Book Review.
When New York City Burned : Historical novelist Kevin Baker explores one of the most important but least recognized events in U.S. history: the New York City draft riots of 1863.(Paradise Alley)(Book Review)
Mar 01, 2003; Tom Deignan, an editor and columnist at the Irish Voice in New York City, recently completed a short history of Irish immigration...