Tyler Bridges

journalist & author

The Flight

A Father's War, a Son's Search

Praise for The Flight:

“Tyler Bridges has given us a gripping story of the bravery, heroism, and ingenuity of his father. This book is a must- read for anyone interested in World War II.”—Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, founding president and CEO of the National WWII Museum

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About the author

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Tyler Bridges, twice a member of Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, is a journalist based in New Orleans who reports on Louisiana politics for the Baton Rouge/New Orleans Advocate, and has also written for the Washington Post, Politico Magazine and other publications. He is the author of five books, was a 2011-12 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Award in 2010 for his 10 years of foreign reporting in South America, was a Shorenstein Center Fellow at Harvard in the fall of 2017, and was a distinguished fellow in residence at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania for the fall semester of 2021. He is a graduate of Stanford University.


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Praise for Tyler Bridges

“Bridges is a formidable reporter and a competent writer” 

Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post 


“One of the top political reporters in the South”

Best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose 


“Bridges writes with command and ease about this byzantine and squalid enterprise…Highly entertaining”

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