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Wayne Curtis is a journalist who often writes about travel, architecture, archeology, and the liquor industry. He’s a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and also a columnist for The Daily Beast, Garden & Gun, and Imbibe magazines. His work has appeared in American Scholar, New York Times, Wall St. Journal, American Archeology, Preservation, The Smart Set, and on the radio show This American Life. He’s the recipient of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award, and was named Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. He’s the author of “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails,” and “The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco and Why It Matters Today.”

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