Swanberg, W. A. (William Andrew), 1907-1992Alternative names
Biographer and historian; author of books about Morgan Dix, Theodore Dreiser, Dorothy Elmhirst, James Fisk, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Luce, Joseph Pulitzer, Daniel E. Sickles, Willard D. Straight, Norman Thomas, Flora Payne Whitney, Williams C. Whitney, and the American Civil War. He won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1973 for "Luce and his Empire" and the National Book Award for biography in 1977 for "Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist." He also wrote many magazine articles on crime.
From the description of W. A. Swanberg Papers, ca.1927-1992. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 435637930
From the description of Reminiscences of William Andrew Swanberg : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738503
William Andrew Swanberg, biographer and historian, was born 23 November 1907 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received a BA from the University of Minnesota in 1930 and completed some post-graduate work at N.Y.U. After working as a common laborer during the Depression, Swanberg was hired as an editor for Dell Publishing Company in New York, where he worked from 1935 to 1944. In 1944 and 1945 he was a field reporter for the Office of War Information in Europe. In 1945 he began his free-lance career. A chronology of his works includes: Sickles the Incredible (1956); First Blood--The Story of Fort Sumter (1957); Jim Fisk (1959); Citizen Hearst (1961); Dreiser (1965); Pulitzer (1967); The Rector and The Rogue (1968); Luce and His Empire (1972), for which he received the 1973 Pulitzer prize for biography; Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist (1976), for which he received the 1977 National Book Award for biography; and Whitney Father, Whitney Heiress (1980).
From the description of W. A. Swanberg papers, 1944-1982. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896767
William Andrew Swanberg, a free lance writer, was born 23 November 1907 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for Dell Publishing Co. as an editor before going free lance in 1945.
From the description of W.A. Swanberg papers, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462018912
|creatorOf||Swanberg, W. A. (William Andrew), 1907-1992. W. A. Swanberg papers, 1944-1982.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|creatorOf||Swanberg, W. A. (William Andrew), 1907-1992. Correspondence with Vera Dreiser, 1962-1985, n.d.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|referencedIn||Bancroft, Mary. Papers, 1872-1997 (inclusive), 1932-1987 (bulk).||Harvard University, Schlesinger Library|
|creatorOf||Swanberg, W. A., 1907-. W. A. Swanberg Papers, ca.1927-1992.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|creatorOf||Swanberg, W. A., 1907-. Reminiscences of William Andrew Swanberg : oral history, 1981.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|referencedIn||Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981. Lorna D. Smith papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk).||Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives|
|creatorOf||Swanberg, W. A. (William Andrew), 1907-1992. W.A. Swanberg papers, undated.||Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives|
|referencedIn||Papers, 1872, 1932-1997||Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute|
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|Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)|
|World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda|
|Authors, American--20th century|
|Publishers and Publishing|
|Biography as a literary form|
|Capitalists and financiers|
|Retired military personnel|