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Hampton Sides


Hampton Sides is an American historian and magazine journalist. He is the author of several bestselling works of narrative history and literary non-fiction. *Ghost Soldiers* won the 2002 PEN USA award for nonfiction. Sides is editor-at-large for *Outside* magazine and has written for such periodicals as *National Geographic*, *The New Yorker*, *Esquire*, *Preservation*, *Men's Journal*, *Men's Vogue*, and *The Washington Post*. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. Sides is native of Memphis, and has a BA in history from Yale. He is a past fellow of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Japan Society, and a media fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. He is an adviser and board member of the Mayborn Journalism School's annual conference on Literary Non-fiction. Hampton has guest-lectured at Columbia University, Yale, Stanford, Colorado College, SMU, the Autry Museum of the American West, and the National World War II Museum, among other institutions. He has appeared as a guest on such national broadcasts as *The American Experience*, the *Today Show*,* Book TV*, the History Channel,* Fresh Air*, CNN, CBS *Sunday Morning*, *The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer*, and NPR's *All Things Considered*.