Landon Jones on How America Has Devolved Into a Culture of Fans and Followers ‹ Literary Hub


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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of Celebrity Nation, Landon Y. Jones, on how America has evolved into a culture of fans and followers

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Landon Y. (Lanny) Jones is an editor and author. He is the former managing editor of PeopleandMoneymagazines and the author ofWilliam Clark and the Shaping of the West(2004), a biography of the co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jones also edited a selection of the expedition journals,The Essential Lewis and Clark(2000).In 1980, he publishedGreat Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation,which coined the phrase “baby-boomer” and was a finalist for the American Book Award in Nonfiction. In 2015, he received the Henry R. Luce Award for Lifetime Achievement from Time Inc. He is from St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

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