David Margolick is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author of the newly-published Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns.    

World At War

Tom Brokaw and others have championed an entire generation as heroes, but many were bigoted, criminal, and dishonest. David Margolick, author of Dreadful, on one soldier’s vividly honest writing about the behavior and crimes of American GIs during World War II.

Two women, one black, the other white, from an iconic Civil-Rights photo became friends years later only to have that friendship tested and questioned by the talk show host. An excerpt from David Margolick’s Elizabeth and Hazel.

For nearly 50 years, David Levine’s iconic caricatures skewered the great and the infamous. David Margolick recalls the gentle man who spared no one. VIEW OUR GALLERY