Daniel Okrent

Daniel Okrent (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and editor.

He is best known for having served as the first public editor of ''The New York Times'' newspaper, for inventing Rotisserie League Baseball, and for writing several books, such as ''Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition'', which served as a major source for the 2011 Ken Burns/Lynn Novick miniseries ''Prohibition.''

In November 2011, ''Last Call'' won the Albert J. Beveridge prize, awarded by the American Historical Association to the year's best book of American history.
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