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Milton Meltzer (1915–2009)

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Historian Milton Meltzer was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1915. He attended Columbia University, but had to leave during his senior year because of the Great Depression. He got a job writing for the WPA Federal Theater Project. During World War II, he served as an air traffic controller in visa mer the Army Air Corps. After the war, he worked as a writer for CBS radio and in public relations for Pfizer. In 1956, he published his first book A Pictorial History of the Negro American, which was co-written by Langston Hughes. They also collaborated on Langston Hughes: A Biography, which was published in 1968 and received the Carter G. Woodson award. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 110 books for young people including Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? about the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression; Never to Forget about the Holocaust; and There Comes a Time about the Civil Rights movement. He also addressed such topics as crime, ancient Egypt, the immigrant experience, labor movements, photography, piracy, poverty, racism, and slavery. He wrote numerous biographies including ones on Mary McLeod Bethune, Lydia Maria Child, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Sanger, and Henry David Thoreau. He received the 2000 Regina Medal and the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work and his lasting contribution to children's literature. He died of esophageal cancer on September 19, 2009 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Milton Meltzer in 1996 (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

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Verk av Milton Meltzer

Mark Twain himself : a pictorial biography (1957) — Redaktör — 128 exemplar
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1755) 83 exemplar
Slavery: A World History (1993) 69 exemplar
Lincoln in His Own Words (1993) 55 exemplar
Albert Einstein: A Biography (2007) 54 exemplar
Edgar Allen Poe (2003) 46 exemplar
Frederick Douglass: In His Own Words (1995) — Redaktör — 42 exemplar
Up Close: John Steinbeck (2008) 26 exemplar
Tough Times: A Novel (2007) 25 exemplar
Thoreau: People, Principles and Politics (1963) — Edited and with an introduction by — 24 exemplar
A Thoreau profile (1962) 24 exemplar
Walt Whitman (Literary Greats) (2002) 22 exemplar
The Chinese Americans (1980) 17 exemplar
Herman Melville (2004) 16 exemplar
Mark Twain : a writer's life (1985) 15 exemplar
The Hispanic Americans (1982) 14 exemplar
Carl Sandburg: A Biography (1999) 11 exemplar
Poverty in America (1986) 11 exemplar
Landscape of Memory (1987) 10 exemplar
The Right to Remain Silent (1972) 10 exemplar
Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of Birth Control (1969) — Joint Author. — 9 exemplar
The Human Rights Book (1979) 9 exemplar
The terrorists (1983) 8 exemplar
American Promise, The (1990) 8 exemplar
Crime in America (1990) 6 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 812 exemplar
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 341 exemplar
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 133 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
1915-05-08
Avled
2009-09-19
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Dödsort
New York, New York, USA
Bostadsorter
Worchester, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Columbia University
Yrken
professor
historian
biographer
Organisationer
Works Projects Administration
U.S. Army Air Corps
CBS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Authors Guild
American PEN (visa alla 7)
Organization of American Historians
Priser och utmärkelser
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (2001)
Regina Medal (2000)
Kort biografi
After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Meltzer became a radio writer and a public relations executive. At the age of 39, he decided to begin a career writing history books for adults and young people by working with Langston Hughes on A Pictorial History of the Negro in America (1956). In his obituary, The New York Times noted that Meltzer wrote in vivid, concise prose about slavery, witch hunts, the immigrant experience, the Depression, the Holocaust, the civil rights era, and the labor movement, among many other subjects.

Among the many honors for his books are five nominations for the National Book Award as well as the Christopher, Jane Addams, Carter G. Woodson, Jefferson Cup, Washington Book Guild, Olive Branch, and Golden Kite Award. Many of his books have been chosen for the honor lists of the American Library Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Council for the Social Studies, as well as for the New York Times Best Books of the Year list.

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Mustygusher | Feb 20, 2023 |
Presents a history of pacifism and those who have protested against war, concentrating on war resistance in the United States from colonial days to the present and concerns about nuclear arms and terrorism.
 
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PAFM | May 5, 2020 |

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Betyg
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75
ISBN
269
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