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Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestseller In Harmâ€™s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. A former contributing editor at Esquire, Sports Afield, and Outside, Stanton is now a contributing editor at Menâ€™s Journal and has written extensively on travel, sport, entertainment, and history, during which time he nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, survived a mugging by jungle revolutionaries, played basketball with George Clooney, and took an acting lesson from Harrison Ford.
Stanton lives in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, where he is a member of the advisory board of the Interlochen Center for the Artsâ€™ Motion Picture Arts program, and a trustee of the Pathfinder School. He is also the founder of the National Writers Series, a year-round book festival supporting high school students pursuing writing careers by bringing to life great conversations with today's best-selling authors.
He has taught writing at the college level and worked as a commercial sports fisherman and caretaker of Robert Frostâ€™s house in Vermont. Stanton graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and also received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writersâ€™ Workshop. He and his wife, the investigative reporter Anne Stanton, have three children.
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Books:Horse Soldiers, May 2009
In Harm's Way, May 2003