Denver Nicks is a regular contributor to Time and National Geographic Traveler and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, and his work has also appeared in Money, Newsweek, the Nation, the Daily Beast, and elsewhere. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he lives in New Orleans and Washington, DC.
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--Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the
New World in 10 Cocktails
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