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									David MaranissDavid Maraniss
With an eye for bringing the mysteries of history to light and a knack for reportage that won him a Pulitzer for his work for The Washington Post, David Maraniss pens compelling works of nonfiction that give readers insights into larger-than-life figures, from Bill Clinton to Vince Lombardi, while illuminating major events in American history.

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David Maraniss
Current Home:
Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin
Date of Birth:
August 6, 1949
Place of Birth:
Detroit, Michigan
University of Wisconsin
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1993; Polk Award for National Reporting, 1995; Frankfurt Prize, 1997 for When Pride Still Mattered

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								Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, Author: 
								David Maraniss.

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Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
by David Maraniss
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maraniss traces the arc of Roberto Clemente's life from overcoming poverty and racism to becoming one of baseball's most graceful players at bat and in the field. A skilled athlete who was seemingly taken for granted, Clemente became an iconic figure for Latin America and world baseball.
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								First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, Author: 
								David Maraniss.
*  First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton (1995)
*  Tell Newt to Shut Up! (1996)
*  The Clinton Enigma (1998)
*  When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi (1999)
*  The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate (coauthor) (2000)
*  They Marched into Sunlight (2003)
*  Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero (2006)

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								When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, Author: 
								David Maraniss.

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When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi
by David Maraniss
Maraniss won the prestigious Frankfurt Prize for this 1997 look at the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi that Sports Illustrated called, simply, "the best sports biography ever published."

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An Author's Advice

In our exclusive interview, we asked Maraniss what advice he'd give to aspiring nonfiction writers. "If you build a strong foundation, developing the crafts of reporting and writing, you will know when you are ready and you will break through eventually," Maraniss reveals. "Some writers try a trick to make it through, and they might have some success with that, but it will be short-lived."

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								My Ántonia, Author: 
								Willa Cather.

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My Ántonia
by Willa Cather
While he sticks mainly to nonfiction, Maraniss names Willa Cather's classic tale of hard-bitten frontier life, My Ántonia, as one of the novels that had a great effect on him. He observes, "[it] powerfully evokes the American midwestern experience that is part of my heritage."

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								The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Author: 
								Robert A. Caro.

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert A. Caro
When discussing his all-time favorite books with us, Maraniss mentions Robert A. Caro's award-winning account of Robert Moses' fall from grace, The Power Broker. "[It] overwhelmed me with its detail and brilliant narrative style," he comments. Read our interview with Maraniss to find out more about his favorite works, including:

*Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories  by Anton Chekhov
*A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam  by Neil Sheehan
*The Best and the Brightest  by David Halberstam
*Essays  by George Orwell
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