Joshua Hammer

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Joshua Hammer (born June 12, 1957) is an American journalist and foreign freelance correspondent [1] and bureau chief [2] for Newsweek and in Europe. While at Newsweek - he was the Nairobi Bureau Chief from 1993 to 1996, the South American Bureau Chief from 1996–1997, the Los Angeles Bureau Chief from 1997–2001, the Berlin Bureau Chief from 2000–2001, the Jerusalem Bureau Chief[3] His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and many more.[4] [5]

Education[edit]

He went to high school at Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York.[6] He obtained his B.A in English Literature from Princeton University in 1979 where he was Cum Laude.[6]

Family[edit]

Hammer and his ex-wife have two sons together and he has one son with his girlfriend. The family currently resides in Berlin, Germany.[4]

Personal[edit]

He and the photographer Gary Knight were kidnapped in the Gaza Strip in 2001.[7]

Books[edit]

  • Chosen by God: A Brother's Journey', 1999.[4]
  • A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place, 2003.[8]
  • Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heilbrunn, Jacob (17 September 2006). "Aftershocks". The New York Times (New York). 
  2. ^ Murphy, Bernadette (23 September 2003). "A Season of Sorrow in Bethlehem". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles). 
  3. ^ Gutman, Matthew (Fall 2003). "Sects in the City". The Jerusalem Post Literary Quarterly (Jerusalem). 
  4. ^ a b c "Joshua Hammer". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joshua Hammer- Authors- The Atlantic". The Atlantic. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Joshua Hammer - Official Site". Joshua Hammer. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Newsweek Reporter Detained By Palestinians". Newsweek. 29 May 2001. 
  8. ^ Farah, Christopher (27 October 2003). ""A Season in Bethlehem" by Joshua Hammer". salon.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 

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