Mitchell is a former senior long-form writer for the New York Daily News and the author of three non-fiction books. Her most recent, Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, came out in 2014. Her work has also appeared in New York, the Wall Street Journal, GQ, Details, O, Glamour and The Nation.
Our nation has always depended on these heavyweights to guide us, but are they still with us, and if so, who are they?
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