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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Obama inaugural echoes FDR, JFK and Reagan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Every new president of the United States wants his inaugural to be a "renewal of hope," but true "renewal of hope" inaugurals aren't that common: President-elect Barack Obama's will be the first in 28 years since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981.
MARTIN SIEFF

No contest plea in David Halberstam death

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The university student driving the car in which Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam was killed pleaded no contest to his death in San Francisco.

Halberstam dies in car crash

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Vietnam War, was killed Monday in a three-car crash in California.

Dallas developer, art collector dies

DALLAS, March 17 (UPI) -- Raymond Nasher, a Texas developer and art collector who gave the Nasher Sculpture Center to Dallas, has died at 85.

LA Times publisher Otis Chandler dies

OJAI, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Otis Chandler, the newspaper heir who built the Los Angeles Times into one of the most respected publications in the country, died Monday in Ojai, Calif. The 78-year-old suffered from a degenerative illness called Lewy body disease and died at his home, t

Hillary's blast from the boomers' past

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- In third form English at Horace Mann School for Boys we were assigned to read Ulysses by James Joyce, as controversial a book in the United States in those days
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, Chief White House Correspondent

Assignment America: Where is Ernie Pyle?

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Where's Ernie Pyle? Where's A.J. Liebling? Where's the guy in the khaki flak jacket with buttons on his pockets, going where all other reporters fear to venture
JOHN BLOOM

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David Halberstam (April 10, 1934 – April 23, 2007) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism.

Halberstam was of Eastern European ancestry and, after the family relocated numerous times, was raised in Yonkers, New York. Prior to that, the family had lived in Winsted, Connecticut (where he was a classmate of Ralph Nader). He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in 1955, and also served as managing editor of the University's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. He started his career writing for the Daily Times Leader in West Point, Mississippi. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, writing for The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee, he covered the beginnings of the American Civil Rights Movement.

In the mid-1960s, Halberstam covered the Civil Rights Movement for The New York Times. In the spring of 1967, he traveled with Martin Luther King from New York City to Cleveland and then to Berkeley for a Harper's article "The Second Coming of Martin Luther King." While at the Times, he gathered material for his book The Making of a Quagmire: America and Vietnam during the Kennedy Era. In 1963, he received a George Polk Award for his reporting at The New York Times, including his eyewitness account of the self-immolation of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Ðức. At the age of 30, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the war. He is interviewed in the 1968 documentary film on the Vietnam War entitled In the Year of the Pig.

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