Justin Martin

Justin Martin is the author of three biographies, with Frederick Law Olmsted—landscape architect, abolitionist, journalist, Renaissance man—as his latest subject. Earlier efforts: a national bestseller on Fed chairman Alan Greenspan and a life of Ralph Nader that served as a primary source for An Unreasonable Man, an Academy Award-nominated documentary. Mr. Martin is a former staff writer at Fortune magazine. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including Newsweek, Money, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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“Martin’s historical scope and elegiac prose, laced through with exparlance of the period, is not only grandly entertaining to read, it rescues this bit of cultural history and gives Whitma