William R. Manchester





William R. Manchester

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born
in Springfield, Massachusetts, The United States
April 01, 1922

died
June 01, 2004

gender
male

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William Raymond Manchester was an American author and biographer, notable as the bestselling author of 18 books that have been translated into 20 languages.He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award.


Average rating: 4.21 · 24,838 ratings · 1,653 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Last Lion 1: Visions of...
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Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir...
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The Glory and the Dream: A ...
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“The sum of a million facts is not the truth.”
William R. Manchester

“He was a thundering paradox of a man, noble and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of me and the worst of men, the most protean, most ridiculous, and most sublime. No more baffling, exasperating soldier ever wore a uniform. Flamboyant, imperious, and apocalyptic, he carried the plumage of a flamingo, could not acknowledge errors, and tried to cover up his mistakes with sly, childish tricks. Yet he was also endowed with great personal charm, a will of iron, and a soaring intellect. Unquestionably he was the most gifted man-at arms- this nation has produced. -William Manchester on Douglas MacArthur”
William R. Manchester

“But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society.”
William R. Manchester