Sam Tanenhaus

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Sam Tanenhaus (born October 31, 1955) is an American historian, biographer, and journalist. He is a writer-at-large for The New York Times.

Early years[edit]

Tanenhaus received his B.A. in English from Grinnell College in 1977 and a M.A. in English Literature from Yale University in 1978. His siblings include psycholinguist Michael Tanenhaus, filmmaker Beth Tanenhaus Winsten, and legal historian David S. Tanenhaus.

Career[edit]

Tanenhaus was an assistant editor at The New York Times from 1997 to 1999, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair from 1999 until 2004. From April 2004[1] to April 2013 he was the editor of The New York Times Book Review.[2][3][4] He has written many featured articles for that publication, including a 10-year retrospective on the politics of radical centrism.[5] His 1997 biography of Whittaker Chambers won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction[6] and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Tanenhaus lives in Tarrytown, New York with his wife.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tanenhaus, Sam (1986). Literature Unbound. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-33297-0. 
  • Tanenhaus, Sam (1988). Louis Armstrong (Black Americans of Achievement). Chelsea House Publications. ISBN 0-7910-0221-7. 
  • Tanenhaus, Sam and Gross, Steve (Photographer) (1995). Old Greenwich Village: An Architectural Portrait. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-14405-3. 
  • Tanenhaus, Sam (1997). Whittaker Chambers: A Biography. Modern Library. ISBN 0-375-75145-9. 
  • Brinkley, Douglas; Tanenhaus, Sam, eds. (2007). McCarthyism in America. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-11165-7. 
  • Tanenhaus, Sam (2009). The Death of Conservatism. Random House. ISBN 1-4000-6884-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYT memo on Schacter's new position". poynter.org. March 12, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Pamela Paul is named New York Times Book Review editor". jimromenesko.com. April 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Sam Tanenhaus". City University of New York. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (March 11, 2009). "Random House Signs Up a Little Sam Tanenhaus Book on the Future of Conservatism". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  5. ^ Tanenhaus, Sam (14 April 2010). "The Radical Center: The History of an Idea". The New York Times Book Review. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  6. ^ "National Book Awards – 1997". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  7. ^ "Biography or Autobiography". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  8. ^ Noah Charney (August 8, 2012). "Inside the NYT Book Review: ‘How I Write’ Interviews Sam Tanenhaus". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 

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