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									David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
One of the most popular and imitated nonfiction writers around, David Halberstam wrote books that fused narrative storytelling with investigative reporting. The result: stories that hummed with energy and authority and reads as well as -- if not better than -- some novels.

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David Halberstam
Date of Birth:
April 10, 1934
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Date of Death:
April 23, 2007
Place of Death:
San Francisco, California
B.A., Harvard, 1955
Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, 1964

Halberstam's Final Work

Selected Works

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								The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, Author: 
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The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
by David Halberstam
David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining book for the Vietnam War. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivalled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another dark corner in our history: the Korean War. The Coldest Winter is a successor to The Best and the Brightest, even though in historical terms it precedes it. Halberstam considered The Coldest Winter the best book he ever wrote, the culmination of forty-five years of writing about America's postwar foreign policy.
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								The Children, Author: 
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*  The Best and the Brightest (1972)
*  The Powers That Be (1979)
*  The Fifties (1993)
*  October Nineteen Sixty-Four (1994)
*  The Children (1999)
*  Firehouse (2002)
*  The Teammates (2003)
*  The Education of a Coach (2005)
*  The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (2007)

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The Daily Lives of Heroes

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								Firehouse, Author: 
								David Halberstam.

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by David Halberstam
The acclaimed historian took a day-by-day look at the brave firefighters who operate out of the Engine 40, Ladder 35 firehouse in his Manhattan neighborhood. How did the terrible -- and heroic -- events of September 11, 2001, affect those who answered the call for help? Halberstam brought the reader right into the action as only he could.

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Halberstam at Work

Halberstam’s writing routine was as strenuous and disciplined as that of any of the athletes he wrote about. To sustain his steady output of extensively researched, almost-always-massive books, he allowed no unscheduled interruptions: “Most of us who have survived here [New York] after a number of years have ironclad work rules. Nothing interrupts us. Nothing,” he once wrote in The New York Times. “We surface only at certain hours of the day.”

More Halberstam Sports Coverage...

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								Summer of '49, Author: 
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Summer of '49
by David Halberstam
When he wasn't writing about politics and business, Halberstam chronicled the glories and tragedies of athletes -- from baseball and basketball to the whole world of games Americans play.

*October Nineteen Sixty-Four  by David Halberstam
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								The Amateurs, Author: 
								David Halberstam.

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The Amateurs
by David Halberstam
The Amateurs surveyed the attempts of four American athletes to succeed in the pusuit of an Olympic gold medal in rowing."[A] masterful job... Maintains the suspense to the very last stroke. Halberstam makes us care about the four men, their disappointments, and the brutal testing of their friendships," raved Dan Levin in Sports Illustrated.

*Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made  by David J. Halberstam
*Sports on New York Radio: A Play-By-Play History.  by David Halberstam
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