James Mann (writer)
Mann was born and raised in Albany, New York. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in sociology. He worked for The Washington Post, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He served as Chief of the Beijing bureau of the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1987.
- 1993; 1999 Edwin M. Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence, by the National Press Club
- 1997 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
- 1999 Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting
- 1999 Edward Weintal Prize
- 2005 Berlin Prize
- About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship With China From Nixon to Clinton, Alfred Knopf, 1999, ISBN 978-0-679-45053-5
- Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet. Viking. 2004. ISBN 978-0-14-303489-6.
- The China fantasy: how our leaders explain away Chinese repression. Penguin. 2007. ISBN 978-0-670-03825-1.; reprint Penguin Books, 2008, ISBN 978-0-14-311292-1
- The rebellion of Ronald Reagan: a history of the end of the Cold War. Penguin. 2009. ISBN 978-0-670-02054-6.
- The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power. Viking. 2012.
- George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009 Henry Holt and Company, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8050-9397-1
- discusses his book The China Fantasy as part of the University of Chicago's World Beyond the Headlines Series
- "James Mann", Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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