Friday, March 2, 2007

Historian Arthur Schlesinger: Life and Works

Acclaimed historian Arthur Schlesinger died yesterday in New York at the age of 89. Here is an excerpt of his obituary by Douglas Martin published in the International Herald Tribune: "Twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Arthur Schlesinger exhaustively examined the administrations of two prominent presidents, Andrew Jackson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, against a vast background of regional and economic rivalries. He strongly argued that strong individuals like Jackson and Roosevelt could bend history. The notes he took for President John F. Kennedy to use in writing his own history became, after the president's assassination, grist for Schlesinger's own "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House," winner of both the Pulitzer and a National Book Award in 1966." Click here to read full obituary. We have some 23 books available here at the CARL by Arthur Schlesinger including: (Select any link to go to our catalog)

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