David McCullough, master chronicler of American history, dies at 89

The two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize was a master storyteller who brought to life the grand sweep of time and place. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-08 16:43:22 UTC ]
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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies aged 89

The author of biographies and other works and narrator of documentaries, McCullough was ‘the voice of American history’David McCullough, the Pulitzer prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to American presidents John Adams and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Jan Longone, Influential Scholar of Food History, Dies at 89

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Joan Didion, who chronicled American decadence and hypocrisy, dies at 87

Her novels and essays explored the agitated, fractured state of the nation’s psyche. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Helen Weaver, Chronicler of an Affair With Kerouac, Dies at 89

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Barbara Ehrenreich, author who challenged American Dream myths, dies at 81

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Cecile Pineda, wide-ranging Latina author, dies at 89

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Melissa Bank, literary chronicler of love and loss, dies at 61

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Book Publisher Merloyd Ludington Lawrence Dies at 89

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Hazel Henderson, environmental activist and futurist author, dies at 89

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Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

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David Marcuse, who ran bookstores for liberal clientele, dies at 73

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Scholar of the Early Republic Wins American History Book Prize

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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

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Eve Babitz, who chronicled and reveled in Hollywood hedonism, dies at 78

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Robert Bly, towering American poet, dies at 94

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