William Manchester





William Manchester


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

Died
June 01, 2004

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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: 4.22 · 41,598 ratings · 2,378 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
A World Lit Only by Fire: T...

3.86 avg rating — 8,220 ratings — published 1987 — 25 editions
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American Caesar: Douglas Ma...

4.17 avg rating — 7,148 ratings — published 1978 — 19 editions
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The Last Lion 1: Visions of...

4.44 avg rating — 6,528 ratings — published 1983 — 29 editions
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The Last Lion 2: Winston Sp...

4.46 avg rating — 5,236 ratings — published 1988 — 31 editions
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Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir...

4.16 avg rating — 4,025 ratings — published 1979 — 24 editions
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The Death of a President: N...

4.23 avg rating — 2,857 ratings — published 1967 — 33 editions
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The Glory and the Dream: A ...

4.40 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 1973 — 31 editions
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The Arms of Krupp: The Rise...

4.22 avg rating — 971 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
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“The sum of a million facts is not the truth.”
William 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 Manchester

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