The Real Thing

Our cover this month has a double meaning. We’re delighted to present a behind-the-scenes take from Bart Elmore on researching and writing his book, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism. Elmore shows us how researching the soft drink, ingredient by ingredient, yielded insights about the history of US capitalism. As it turns out, Elmore is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where the AHA will be holding its 2016 annual meeting, January 7–10. In our expanded meeting coverage this fall, you’ll find nuts and bolts of conference-going, but we also hope you’ll discover Atlanta. Photograph by Isabelle Smeall.


Allison Miller, editor
Stephanie Kingsley, associate editor, web content and social media
Sadie Bergen, editorial assistant
Liz Townsend, coordinator, professional data and job center