Personal The Lost Battalion Ta-Nehisi Coates November 2, 2010 Link Copied I'm off writing today, guys. I'll set up a second thread this afternoon. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a former national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, We Were Eight Years in Power, and The Water Dancer.