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Author and Journalist, New York

Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2006

Frances FitzGerald is an author and journalist. Her work in cultural history and politics has earned her the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Bancroft Prize for History, National Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, Overseas Press Club awards for the best interpretation of foreign affairs, The English Speaking Union award for literature, and the Los Angeles Times award for nonfiction.


Her books include Fire in the Lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in VietnamAmerica Revised: History Schoolbooks in the Twentieth CenturyCities on a Hill: A Journey through Contemporary American Cultures; and Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War. She is a contributor to the New Yorker and has written for numerous other publications including the New York Review of Books, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Architectural Digest, Islands, and Rolling Stone. She is a board member of the Citizens Committee for New York City, The Nation, and the Society of American Historians as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Institute for the Humanities.

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