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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
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    (October 15, 1917-February 28, 2007)
    Born in Manhattan, New York
    Birth name was Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger
    Wrote 'The Age of Jackson' (1945), 'The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom' (1947), 'The Age of Roosevelt' (three volumes, 1957-60), 'A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House' (1965), 'The Crisis of Confidence: Ideas, Power and Violence in America' (1969), 'The Imperial Presidency' (1973), 'Robert Kennedy and His Times' (1978), 'Cycles in American History'(1986), 'JFK Remembered' (1988), 'The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society' (1991) and 'War and the American Presidency' (2004)
    Co-founder of Americans for Democratic Action (1947)
    Speechwriter for the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and George McGovern
    Special presidential assistant for Latin American affairs (1961-64)
    When he was first appointed as associate professor at Harvard, he was so nervous teaching that he vomited before each class.
    He was accused of downplaying JFK's affairs to burnish the president's reputation.
    He declared that McGovern was 'leading a constituency as broad as Roosevelt's coalition in 1932,' after which McGovern lost 49 states.
    He controversially compared Afrocentrism to the Ku Klux Klan.
    With William Fulbright, he was one of only two Kennedy advisors to argue against the Bay of Pigs invasion.
    He won two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards.
    He commented, 'I have lived through interesting times and had the luck of knowing some interesting people.'

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