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Author photo. Albert Marrin (right) at the 2008 National Humanities Medal award ceremony.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg

Albert Marrin (right) at the 2008 National Humanities Medal award ceremony. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

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Albert Marrin, professor emeritus of history at Yeshiva University in New York City
— biography from George Washington and the Founding of a Nation
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FDR and the American Crisis 68 copies, 2 reviews
Sitting Bull and His World 64 copies, 1 review
Aztecs and Spaniards 35 copies, 1 review
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 305 copies, 7 reviews

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From Prof. Marrin's website: Years ago, I taught social studies for nine years in a junior high school in the East Bronx in New York City. On some days, when the class was restless, I would declare "story time," and tell adventure stories from history, such as Custer’s "last stand" and Sir Henry Morgan the buccaneer.

After graduate school, I became a college teacher. Professors are supposed to "publish or perish," write books and articles to gain promotion and tenure. I had no intention of perishing. I wrote four scholarly books, all well received in the profession. That was nice, and I was pleased. But I was not thrilled. I wanted to reach a larger audience, not as a scholar but as a storyteller. Actually, I wanted connect what I knew as a teacher with how I felt as a storyteller. So I began to write history for younger readers. I tried to write in the most interesting way I could, all the while remaining true to the facts. It worked. So far I have written more than forty books for young readers. Though now retired from teaching, I spend much of my time reading, listening to music – and especially writing more books.
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