Real good for free

The Atlantic is America’s oldest living magazine. Its archives contain a wealth of riches. Up to now, the magazine has protected its content and its archives behind a subscription firewall. This week it opened up both to free access. The first item I looked for was S.L.A. Marshall’s classic 1960 essay “First wave at Omaha Beach.” It is a powerful, moving document based on Marshall’s field notes from the Normandy landing.
Mark Steyn was the Atlantic’s obituarist for three-and-a-half years, from October 2003 to April 2007. Here are all his Atlantic obituaries, from Sam Phillips (“The man who invented Elvis”) to Denny Doherty (“The other Papa”).
The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf also points out that you can browse recent Atlantics here, you can perform site searches here, and you can find troves of archival material grouped by topic here.


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