David Maraniss

Easton Press David Maraniss books

When Pride Still Mattered, a Life of Vince Lombardi - 2001
Clemente - Signed Limited Edition - 2007
Barack Obama: The Story - Signed First Edition - 2013

David Maraniss biography

David Maraniss, born on February 6, 1949, is a distinguished American journalist and author acclaimed for his insightful biographies and thorough investigative reporting. Maraniss earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. His career in journalism began at the Racine Journal Times, where he worked as a reporter. He then moved on to the Madison Capital Times before joining The Washington Post in 1977.

During his tenure at The Washington Post, Maraniss made significant contributions as a reporter and editor, covering a wide range of topics, including politics, sports, and social issues. He was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993 for their coverage of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Maraniss's true passion lies in writing biographies that offer deep insights into the lives of prominent figures in politics, sports, and culture. His meticulously researched works shed light on both the public personas and private lives of his subjects. One of his most notable biographies is First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton (1995), which offers a comprehensive look at the former president's upbringing, education, and rise to power. In addition to his biography of Bill Clinton, Maraniss has authored several other acclaimed works, including They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 (2003), which juxtaposes the Vietnam War with the anti-war movement at home, and Barack Obama: The Story (2012), a comprehensive biography of the 44th President of the United States.

Maraniss's writing is characterized by its depth of research, compelling narrative style, and keen attention to detail. He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the George Polk Award for National Reporting. David Maraniss continues to be a prominent voice in American journalism and biography, offering readers a nuanced understanding of the individuals and events that have shaped the course of history.

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