Stuart Roberts

Stuart Roberts

Stuart Roberts is an Assistant Editor at Simon & Schuster working with Alice Mayhew on her distinguished list. He has also worked with Oxford University Press, Gigantic magazine, and Ugly Duckling Presse. A graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course, Stuart resides in Manhattan’s East Village.

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A History Written with Heart Illuminates the War in Vietnam

As fall arrived in 1967, America began to rattle with unrest. The war in Vietnam was a clear failure. Stateside, an emergent counterculture revolted. The body count soared. Washington machinated. Conspiracy and paranoia entered daily life.

A few days in October of that year birthed two events representative of that era’s political and cultural maelstrom. A disastrous battle north of Saigon raged in Vietnam while the campus at the University of Wisconsin erupted in protests. In They Marched Into Sunlight, David Maraniss intertwines the stories of both.

One of the Greatest Portraits of American Life

I often hear book editors discuss the “sense of place” in a novel. For good reason. It dictates so much. Setting allows the rest of the book to operate—it sets limits and creates opportunity; it inspires and deflates; it antagonizes, provokes, and reacts—offering the space that creates change. Setting is…

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