Quotes by William L. Shirer

About William L. Shirer:

William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, Shirer was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists known as "Murrow's Boys." He became known for his broadcasts from Berlin, from the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II (1940). With Murrow, he organized the first broadcast world news roundup, a format still followed by news broadcasts.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam L. Shirer
  • DescriptionAmerican journalist
  • BornFebruary 23, 1904
  • DiedDecember 28, 1993
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionJournalist; Author; Historian
  • AwardsGeorge Polk Award; Peabody Award; National Book Award