I just learned that journalist and author Tony Horwitz, one of my favorite writers, died today at the young age of 60.
Horwitz’s writing was part history, part participatory journalism, and part travelogue – three things I love to read, so naturally I enjoyed reading the combination of all three. He had a way of bridging past and present, and shaking the assumptions we have about history. He will be missed.
Here are the Horwitz books I’ve read with links to reviews:
- Baghdad Without a Map
- Confederates in the Attic
- Blue Latitudes
- A Voyage Long and Strange
- Midnight Rising
I also learned that he just released a new book earlier this month called Spying on the South, which is about Frederick Law Olmsted of all people, a strange confluence of my interests. Rest assured I’ll be reading that soon!