at the 2013 National Bookfest
|Born||Evan Welling Thomas III
April 25, 1951
Huntington, New York
|Alma mater||Harvard University
University of Virginia School of Law
Life and career
Thomas was born in Huntington, New York, and was raised in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. A graduate of Phillips Academy, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia School of Law, from 1991 he was a reporter, writer, and editor at Newsweek for 24 years. Prior to that, he was at Time. Thomas began his reporting career at The Bergen Record in New Jersey. He won numerous journalism awards, including a National Magazine Award in 1998.
He taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton between 2003 and 2014. For seven years, from 2007 to 2014, he was the Ferris Professor of Journalism in residence at Princeton.
He is the son of Anna Davis (née Robins) and Evan Welling Thomas II, an editor who worked for HarperCollins and W. W. Norton & Company. His grandfather, Norman Thomas, was a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
He is married, and he and his wife, an attorney, are the parents of two daughters. They live in Washington, D.C.
- Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World (Little, Brown and Company, 2012)
- Robert Kennedy: The Empathetic Leader in Walter Isaacson (ed.) Profiles in Leadership (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)
- The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898, Little, Brown and Company, 2010, ISBN 978-0-316-00409-1
- A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama, PublicAffairs, 2009, ISBN 9781586486075
- Sea of Thunder: Four Naval Commanders and the Last Sea War, Simon and Schuster, 2007, ISBN 9780743252225
- John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, Simon and Schuster, 2004, ISBN 978-0-7432-5804-3
- Robert Kennedy: His Life, Simon & Schuster, 2000, ISBN 978-0-684-83480-1
- Back from the dead: how Clinton survived the Republican revolution, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-87113-689-3
- The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA, Simon and Schuster, 1996, ISBN 978-0-684-82538-0
- The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams, Simon and Schuster, 1992, ISBN 978-0-671-79211-4
- The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made, Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas, Simon and Schuster, 1986; Simon and Schuster, 1997, ISBN 978-0-684-83771-0 (at google books)
- Norman Thomas (grandfather)
- Molotsky, Irvin (1986-09-09). "WASHINGTON TALK - BRIEFING - Newsweek Bureau Chief". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- Kashner, Sam. "Sam Kashner on The Death of a President". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- "Inside Washington". Insidewashington.tv. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- Farhi, Paul, "After more than 40 years, ‘Inside Washington’ will go off the air," washingtonpost.com, September 8, 2013.
- ALEX KUCZYNSKIPublished: March 05, 1999 (1999-03-05). "Evan Thomas 2d Dies at 78; Published Many Best Sellers - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- "Princeton Alumni Weekly, Jan. 23rd 2008". Paw.princeton.edu. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- John Simkin (1965-10-29). "Biography: Evan Thomas". Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
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