Greg Mitchell

Author of a dozen books, latest "The Tunnels"

Greg Mitchell has written a dozen books and edited national magazines in New York. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and Nuclear Times and was the #2 editor at the legendary Crawdaddy for most of the 1970s. His latest book is "The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films JFK Tried to Kill" (Crown) which has been optioned for a movie with Paul Greengrass attached. His other books include "The Campaign of the Century" on Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media and Hollywood politics, which won the Goldsmith Book Prize; "Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady," a NY Times Notable Book; two books with Robert Jay Lifton, one on the atomic bomb and the other on capital punishment; and "So Wrong for So Long" on how the media failed on Iraq. He recently served as co--producer on the acclaimed film documentary "Following the Ninth" on the political use of Beethoven's 9th symphony. He was a daily blogger on the media at Th Nation from 2010 to 2014 and his articles have appeared in dozens of leading magazines and newspapers.