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William L. Shirer

William L. ShirerAKA William Lawrence Shirer

Born: 23-Feb-1904
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 28-Dec-1993
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mountain View Cemetery, Lenox, MA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Wife: Theresa Stiberitz (m. 1931, two daughters)
Daughter: Inga
Daughter: Linda
Wife: Irina Lugovskaya (wife #2)
Father: Seward Smith Shirer
Mother: Bessie Tanner

    University: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA (1925)

    Chicago Tribune Overseas Correspondent (1926-33)
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1961 for Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
    Polk Award Career Award 1983

Author of books:
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 19341941 (1941)
End of a Berlin Diary (1947)
The Traitor (1950, novel)
Mid-century Journey (1952)
Stranger Come Home (1954, novel)
The Challenge of Scandinavia (1955)
The Consul's Wife (1956, novel)
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960)
The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler (1961)
The Sinking of the Bismarck (1962)
The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 (1969)
Twentieth-Century Journey (1976-90, memoir, 3 vols.)
Gandhi: A Memoir (1979)
The Nightmare Years (1984)
A Native's Return (1990)


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