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Author photo. Arthur M Schlesinger was advisor to JFK and famous historian and political scientist

Arthur M Schlesinger was advisor to JFK and famous historian and political scientist

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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City. (Publisher Provided) Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., 1917 - 2007 U.S. historian Arthur Schlesinger was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1917 and was educated at Harvard University. Schlesinger was an associate professor of history at Harvard from 1946-1954 and professor from 1954-1961. He was a campaign staff member for the Democratic presidential candidates in 1952, 1956 and 1960. When John F. Kennedy took office after the 1960 campaign, he appointed Schlesinger special assistant. He resigned, in 1964, after Kennedy's assassination and then became professor of Humanities at the City University of New York in 1967. Schlesinger wrote an account of the Kennedy administration titled "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (1965), which won the Pulitzer Prize for a biography in 1966. He also wrote "The Age of Jackson" (1945), which won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1946, "The Age of Roosevelt" (3 vol., 1957-60), "The Politics of Hope" (1963), "The Bitter Heritage" (1967), "The Imperial Presidency" (1973), "Robert Kennedy and His Times" (1978), and "The Cycles of American History" (1986). He died on February 28, 2007 at the age of 89 (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House… (more)
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