Louisa Thomas

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Louisa Thomas
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Born1981
NationalityAmerican
Genrenon-fiction

Louisa Thomas (born 1981) is an American writer and sports journalist.

Life[edit]

Thomas is the daughter of famous journalist and Newsweek editor Evan Thomas and Washington, DC attorney Oscie Thomas.[1]

Thomas graduated from Harvard University. She is a contributor to The New Yorker and a former editor and writer at Grantland. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and The Paris Review. Thomas has published two books: 2017's Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, a biography of First Lady Louisa Adams, and 2011's Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—a Test of Will and Faith in World War I, about the moral conflicts her family endured during World War I and focusing on her pacifist great-grandfather, Norman Thomas. She is a former fellow at New America.[2]

Though much of Thomas's writing is on the subject of sports, it is influenced by her studies of poetry; she cites Wallace Stevens as a major influence.[3]

Articles[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Louisa Thomas (2 June 2011). Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will andFaith in World War I. Penguin Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-101-51530-3.[4]
  • Louisa Thomas (5 April 2016). Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. Penguin Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-101-98082-8.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Epstein, Alison (24 April 2015). "Grantland's literary connoisseur Louisa Thomas is not your average sportswriter". Peninsula Press. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Louisa Thomas". New America. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ Epstein, Alison (24 April 2015). "Grantland's literary connoisseur Louisa Thomas is not your average sportswriter". Peninsula Press. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ Riding, Alan (2011-07-01). "Book Review - Conscience - By Louisa Thomas". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  5. ^ "The Melania Trump of the 19th Century". Politico. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  6. ^ Freeman, Joanne (2016-04-04). "'Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,' by Louisa Thomas". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  7. ^ Mansky, Jackie. "Meet the First and Only Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams". Retrieved 2016-06-29.

External links[edit]

External media
Audio
Presidents, First Ladies And 'The Extraordinary Life Of Mrs. Adams' With Louisa Thomas , WAMU May 26, 2016
Video
Book Discussion on Louisa, C-SPAN, April 13, 2016