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Jack Beatty

senior editor, Atlantic Monthly

Beatty joined *The Atlantic Monthly* as a senior editor in September of 1983, having previously worked as a book reviewer at *Newsweek* and as the literary editor of *The New Republic*. In addition to editing many of *The Atlantic*'s major nonfiction pieces, Beatty is in charge of the book-review section, and he has contributed numerous articles to the magazine himself. Recent subjects have spanned the globe: NATO, the United States Navy, and the Irish Troubles among them. His 1993 contribution to *The Atlantic Monthly*'s Travel pages, "The Bounteous Berkshires," earned these words of praise from *The Washington Post*: "The best travel writers make you want to travel with them. I, for instance, would like to travel somewhere with Jack Beatty, having read his superb account of a cultural journey to the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts." Beatty is also the author of *The World According to Peter Drucker*, published in 1998 by The Free Press and called "a fine intellectual portrait" by Michael Lewis in the *New York Times* Book Review. Born, raised, and educated in Boston, Beatty wrote a best-selling biography of James Michael Curley, the Massachusetts congressman and governor and Boston mayor, which Addison-Wesley published in 1992.