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James Traub, born in 1954, is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker. He has also written for The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review and Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

As a freelance journalist, he has written many book reviews and other articles for the New York Times. His recent writing focuses on politics and international affairs, including profiles of Barack Obama, Al Gore and John McCain. He also wrote a book on Kofi Annan and the United Nations.

New York City is the subject or background of several of his books. His 1990 book Too Good to Be True was about the rise and fall of Wedtech, a small Bronx manufacturing company that used no-bid contracts, fraud and corruption to win defense contracts during the Reagan administration. His 2004 book The Devil's Playground was about the history of Times Square, including its decline as a center of adult businesses in the 1990s to its redevelopment under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was also the subject of several feature articles he wrote for the New York Times Magazine.

He has written extensively on education issues, including his 1994 book City On A Hill, a profile of City College of New York, written after he spent 18 months on campus. He wrote a study of school reform called Better By Design for the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation that profiled ten approaches to school reform. He has also written articles about the No Child Left Behind Act and school choice.

He is the son of Marvin Traub, formerly chairman of Bloomingdale's, and Lee L. Traub, chair emerita of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. He is married to Elizabeth Easton, formerly the chair of the Department of European Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum and an adjunct professor at New York University. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. He taught at the Maulana Azad College in Aurangabad, India. He was also a reporter for the New York Post and a senior editor of the Saturday Review.

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John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit
2017 - John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780465093830
ISBN-10: 0465093833
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit
2017 - John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781536668711
ISBN-10: 1536668710
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit
2016 - John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780465028276
ISBN-10: 0465028276
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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A Global Agenda
2011 - A Global Agenda (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984569137
ISBN-10: 0984569138
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Freedom Agenda Why America Must Spread Democracy
2009 - The Freedom Agenda Why America Must Spread Democracy [Just Not the Way George Bush Did] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312428570
ISBN-10: 031242857X
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Freedom Agenda Why America Must Spread Democracy
2008 - The Freedom Agenda Why America Must Spread Democracy [Just Not the Way George Bush Did] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374158477
ISBN-10: 0374158479
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Devil's Playground A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
2008 - The Devil's Playground a Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435291379
ISBN-10: 1435291379
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The Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
The Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
The Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
The Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
The Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
The Devil's Playground  A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
2004 - The Devil's Playground a Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375759789
ISBN-10: 0375759786
Genre: History
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The Devil's Playground  A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
2004 - The Devil's Playground a Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780375507885
ISBN-10: 0375507884
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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City on a Hill Testing the American Dream at City College
1995 - City on a Hill Testing the American Dream at City College (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780201489422
ISBN-10: 0201489422
Genre: Nonfiction
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City on a Hill Testing the American Dream at City College
1994 - City on a Hill Testing the American Dream at City College (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780201622270
ISBN-10: 0201622270
Genre: Nonfiction
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Too Good to Be True The Outrageous Stor
1990 - Too Good to Be True the Outrageous Stor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385261821
ISBN-10: 0385261829
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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India the challenge of change
India the Challenge of Change (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671428341
ISBN-10: 0671428349
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The Billion-Dollar Connection The International Drug Trade
The Billion-dollar Connection the International Drug Trade (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780671452476
ISBN-10: 0671452479
Genre: Nonfiction
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India The Challenge of Change
India the Challenge of Change (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671604608
ISBN-10: 0671604600
Genres: History, Teen & Young Adult
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