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David Maraniss

Lucian Perkins

Mr. Maraniss is appearing courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and the author of six critically-acclaimed best-selling books about history, politics, and sports, including "Rome 1960: The Olympics that Stirred the World," the book that inspired a documentary.

One of the most honored authors and journalists of his generation, Maraniss won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his reporting on Bill Clinton, was part of a Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and has been a Pulitzer finalist twice more for his journalism and once in history for his Vietnam work, They Marched into Sunlight. His other major books include: "First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton," "Barack Obama: The Story," "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero" and "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi." The Lombardi biography, winner of the Frankfurt International Book Prize, was hailed by Sports Illustrated as “maybe the best sports biography ever published.” It was used as the basis for Lombardi, a play that ran on Broadway for eight months. His book "A Good American Family: My Father and the Red Scare" will be published May 5, 2019.

Maraniss, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, was born in Detroit, grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Norbert College in 2011 and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2014. He lives in Washington, D.C. and Madison with his wife, Linda, an environmentalist. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
September 2016
ISBN 9781476748399
464 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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"As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. More/less

Barack Obama: The Story
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
January 2013
ISBN 9781439160411
672 pages
$20.00, INSTOCK
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From the author of First in His Class, the definitive biography of Bill Clinton, this New York Times bestseller was hailed by critics as a groundbreaking multigenerational biography, a richly textured account of President Obama and the forces that shaped him and sustain him. More/less

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