Quotes by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

About Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.:

Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual, son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. A specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns he was a primary speechwriter and adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson II. Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration, from the 1960 presidential campaign to the president's state funeral, titled A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, which won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

Author Bio

  • NameArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  • DescriptionAmerican historian, social critic, and public intellectual
  • AliasesArthur Schlesinger Jr; Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr.
  • BornOctober 15, 1917
  • DiedFebruary 28, 2007
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionHistorian; Writer
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; Pulitzer Prize For History; Pulitzer Prize For Biography Or Autobiography; National Humanities Medal; National Book Award