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David Maraniss ( MARR-ə-niss; born August 6, 1949) is an American award-winning journalist and author, currently serving as an associate editor for The Washington Post. Maraniss is the author of numerous award-winning books, ranging from politics to sports. He has written books on Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi, Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, the 1960 Summer Olympics, and on U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Personal life Maraniss was born in Detroit, Michigan to Elliot and Mary Maraniss. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maraniss and his wife Linda married in 1969 and had two children; they live in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin. His son, Andrew Maraniss is also an author and was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Career Maraniss began his career as reporter at the Madison Capital Times, and later worked at the Trenton Times. For The Washington Post, Maraniss won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993 for his "revealing articles on the life and political records" of Bill Clinton, then a presidential candidate. He was also assigned the job of biographer for their coverage of 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama. Bibliography Politics First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton (1995) Tell Newt to Shut Up! (with Michael Weisskopf) (1996) The Clinton Enigma: A Four-and-a-Half Minute Speech Reveals This President's Entire Life (1998) The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate (2000) Barack Obama: The Story (2012) Sports When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi (1999) Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero (2006) Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World (2008) Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe (2022) Others They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 (2004) Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (2015) A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (2019) References External links Official website Appearances on C-SPAN. Discover the David Maraniss popular books. Find the top 100 most popular David Maraniss books.

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    Once in a Great City

    David Maraniss

    “A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), Once in a Great City is a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential Americ...

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    Man of the World

    Joe Conason

    “A rich, believable portrait of a master politician out of office: needy, rivalrous, thinskinned, proud, hottempered.” The New York Review of Books Updated in 2017 and hailed as, “...

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    A Good American Family

    David Maraniss

    Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR and The Washington Post.In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear ...

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    Barack Obama

    David Maraniss

    The groundbreaking multigenerational biography, a richly textured account of President Obama and the forces that shaped him and sustain him, from Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, p...

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    Prophetic City

    Stephen L. Klineberg

    Sociologist Stephen Klineberg presents “a trailblazing study” (Kirkus Reviews) that shows how the city of Houston has emerged as a microcosm for America’s futurebased on a meticulo...