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Bryan Denson
Worked at The Oregonian/oregonlive.com
Attended University of Maryland Baltimore County
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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James Michener, award-winning writer of historic novels, is recalled with reverence for his surprising gift to a group of college students.

http://www.bryandenson.com/blog/2016/2/4/james-micheners-gift-to-the-journeymen-i-feel-exhausted-in-the-writing
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IT'S ALIVE! After months of building the gaudiest, most godawful, eye-insulting, color-uncoordinated, snaggle-toothed monster of a website – a candidate for Worst on the Web -- I called in a pro: The uber-talented Janie Wiley single handedly fixed, futzed with and otherwise de-funkified my one-man catastrophe. Janie bathed the site in elegance and simplicity and made it extremely easy to navigate. I'm tossing you the virtual keys, folks. Take her for a spin!

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The Washington Post has (very nicely) reviewed The Spy's Son (in the very capable hands of the novelist and former NPR standout Mary Louise Kelly). Her opening is an instant classic.
Bryan Denson tells the tale of a spy convicted of selling secrets to Russia who then hands the work to his son.
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The Eagle has landed -- the hardback of my first book (The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia). 
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Michael Parsons, who runs a fine art gallery in downtown Portland, recalled that art forgery suspect Lawrence H. Ulvi -- calling himself Larry -- popped in with a painting he allegedly tried to sell as a Mark Tobey.
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U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski's staff was isolated as city police and firefighters worked to determine that a letter mailed to her Baltimore office was not a bio-hazard.
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A great journalism teacher let his students dine with the author James Michener in 1981. We got to ask him lots of questions. Then he turned the tables. Read about it here.
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The Christian Science Monitor weighs in with a very nice review of The Spy's Son.
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www.BryanDenson.com is up and running, proving that I'm no artist and I'm no web developer. But I hope you'll visit anyway.
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I've put together this chronology to simplify the controversy over the CIA's former terrorist detention and interrogaton program.
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I have to say, The Oregonian's politics reporting team -- which I just joined -- has to be one of the hardest working group of humans I've ever met. Every one of them has astounding expertise. 
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Author and Journalist
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Investigative reporting, long-form narrative writing, going bald gracefully.
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  • The Oregonian/oregonlive.com
    Federal beat/investigations, 1995 - 2015
    In my 20 years at The Oregonian/OregonLive, I covered federal courts, prisons, regional news, the environment and -- for a glorious 10-year stretch -- a beat called The Fringe. My playground was the Pacific Northwest, where I wrote stories about folks in the deepest margins of society, including outlaw bikers, eco-terrorists, neo-Nazis, militias, nudists, UFO abductees, extreme Second Amendment activists, diamond thieves, drug runners and the corner-cutting captains of industry.
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Veteran journalist, author of The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia.
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I grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, ran track and cross country at UMBC, finished 19th in the 1981 Maryland Marathon, and have made a living (since 1982) slinging words and poking into other folks' business in four states. I've been a staff writer at newspapers in Maryland (Frederick News-Post) , Pennsylvania (York Daily Record), Texas (The Houston Post), and Oregon (The Oregonian/OregonLive). I left the daily news business on the last day of December 2015 to become a full-time author and magazine writer.
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  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Visual and Performing Arts (Film-Video), 1981
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