Ely Jacques Kahn Jr.
(December 4, 1916 – May 28, 1994) was an American writer under the byline E. J. Kahn Jr. with The New Yorker
for five decades.
His long career with the magazine resulted in numerous books on such varied subjects as Coca-Cola
, Lesley J. McNair
, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
, Harvard University
, Herbert Bayard Swope
, Frank Sinatra
, Dwayne O. Andreas
of Archer Daniels Midland
, and the Postal Inspection Service
. However, his multi-part series on grain
, which was published in book form as "Staffs of Life" in 1985, was criticized by some as an example of the self-indulgent journalism that marked The New Yorker
during the 1970s and '80s.
His book The New Yorker and Me
(New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1979) is a diary interspersed with memories of his life, the magazine, and its editor William Shawn
—whom Kahn calls "The Iron Mouse." His 1987 diary was released as Year of Change: More about the New Yorker and Me
(New York: Viking, 1988).
Incomplete - to be updated
- Army Life, 1942
- G. I. Jungle, 1943
- McNair: Educator of an Army, 1945
- Fighting Divisions, 1945
- The Voice, 1947(Sinatra)
- Who, Me?, 1949
- The Peculiar War, 1952
- The Merry Partners: The Age and Stage of Harrigan and Hart, 1955
- The Big Drink: The Story of Coca-Cola, 1960
- The A Reporter Here and There, 1961
- The Stragglers, 1962
- The World of Swope, 1964
- A Reporter in Micronesia, 1966
- The Separated People: A Look at Contemporary South Africa, 1968
- Harvard: Through Change and Through Storm, 1969
- The Boston Underground Gourmet, 1972
- The First Decade: A Report on Independent Black Africa, 1972
- Fraud: The United States Postal Inspection Service and Some of the Fools and Knaves It Has Known, 1973
- The American People, 1973
- The China Hands: America's Foreign Service Officers and What Befell Them, 1975
- Georgia from Rabun Gap to Tybee Light, 1978
- Far-Flung and Footloose, 1979
- The New Yorker and Me, 1979
- Jock: The Life and Times of John Hay Whitney, 1981
- The Staffs of Life, 1985
- The Problem Solvers: A History of Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1986
- Year of Change: More about the New Yorker and Me, 1988.
- Supermarketer to the World: The Story of Dwayne Andreas, 1991.
- Kahn, E. J. Jr. (15 January 1949). "Talk of the Town: Encore les Marshmallows". The New Yorker. 24 (47): 20–21.
- Kahn, E. J. Jr. (21 January 1950). "The gentleman from New York - I". The New Yorker. 25 (48): 31–45. Profile of US Representative Jacob K. Javits.
- Kahn, E. J. Jr. (28 January 1950). "The gentleman from New York - II". The New Yorker. 25 (49): 30–42. Profile of US Representative Jacob K. Javits.
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