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William L. Shirer

Historian (23-Feb-1904 — 28-Dec-1993)


Stanley Cloud; Lynne Olson. The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1996. 466pp.

William L. Shirer. 20th Century Journey: A Memoir of the Life and Times. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1976, 1984, 1990. (3 vols.) 510pp. + 654pp. + 484pp. Volume I: The Start, 1904-1939. Volume II: The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940. Volume III: A Native's Return, 1945-1988.

Steve Wick. The Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Macmillan. 2011. 288pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.645)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1343)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.945)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.688)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.906)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.942)

  14. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.172)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.666)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.384-86)

  17. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.1, p.540)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.58)

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