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James Flexner
Booknotes, Sunday, June 2, 1996
James Flexner discusses Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography.

Mr. Flexner talked about his autobiography, Maverick's Progress, published by Fordham University Press. He is best known for his four-volume biography of George Washington. All 25 of his books, the first of which was Doctors on Horseback, published in 1937, remain in print. He talked about his development as a writer and his methodology as a biographer. He has been a poet, an historical adviser to 1950s dramatic historical television productions, and recipient of an award from the Smithsonian Institution for successfully creating international interest in American art as a genre. (timspalding)… (more)
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He overcame dyslexia. *James Flexner's books include his life of George Washington, which was awarded a National Book Award and a rarely given Special Pulitzer Prize Citation. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. Formerly president of the American Center of International P.E.N. and of the Society of American historians, he was an honorary trustee of the New York Public Library and a member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters. [from American's Old Masters (1980)]*
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