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Jonathan Mahler


Jonathan Mahler is the author of *The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)*, which grew out of an article he wrote in June 2004 for *The New York Times Magazine*. He is also the author of the best-selling book *Ladies and Gentlemen*, *The Bronx Is Burning*, a 2004 *New York Times* *Notable Book* that was adapted as an eight-part dramatic miniseries for ESPN starring John Turturro. Mahler is a contributing writer for *The Times Magazine*, where he has written about everything from baseball to politics to religion. His work has appeared in a variety of other publications, including *The New York Times Book Review*, *New York magazine*, *The New Republic and Slate*. A 1990 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, Mahler lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Danielle Mattoon and their children, Gus and Nora.