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William Manchester

William ManchesterAKA William Raymond Manchester

Born: 1-Apr-1922
Birthplace: Attleboro, MA
Died: 1-Jun-2004
Location of death: Middletown, CT
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Last Lion

Military service: USMC (1942-45, WWII)

Father: William Raymond Manchester (WWI marine)
Mother: Sallie Thompson Manchester
Wife: Julia Brown Marshall (m. 27-Mar-1948, d. 1998, one son, two daughters)
Daughter: Laurie Manchester
Daughter: Julie Thompson
Son: John Kennerly

    University: BA, University of Massachusetts (1946)
    University: MA, University of Missouri (1947)
    Professor: Wesleyan University

    Purple Heart
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1959
    National Humanities Medal 2001
    The Oklahoman (1945-46)
    The Baltimore Sun Associate Editor (1947-55)
    Stroke (multiple)

Author of books:
Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H. L. Mencken (1951, biography)
The City of Anger (1953, novel)
Shadow of the Monsoon (1956, novel)
Beard the Lion (1958, novel)
A Rockefeller Family Portrait: From John D. To Nelson (1959, biography)
The Long Gainer (1961, novel)
Portrait of a President: John F. Kennedy in Profile (1962, biography)
The Death of a President (1967, history)
The Arms of Krupp, 1587-1968 (1968, history)
The Glory and The Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972 (1973, history)
Controversy: And Other Essays in Journalism, 1950-1975 (1976, essays)
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur (1978, biography)
Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (1980, history)
One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy (1983, biography)
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill (1983-2012, biography)
A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance (1992, history)


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