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Hampton Sides is editor-at-large of Outside magazine and author of the bestseller Ghost Soldiers, about the 1945 mission to rescue American survivors of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. He won the 2002 PEN USA award for nonfiction and was named a Discover Great New Writers author by Barnes & Noble. His magazine work has been nominated for the National Magazine Award for feature writing in 2003 and 2004. His stories have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Preservation, and on NPR's "All Things Considered." Sides is also the author of Stomping Grounds (William Morrow) and the editor Why Moths Hate Thomas Edison—And Other Urgent Inquiries Into the Odd Nature of Nature (W.W. Norton/Outside Books). A native of Memphis, Sides lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons. He is now at work on a narrative history about the conquest and exile of the Navajos.

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