Peter S. Prescott

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Peter S. Prescott was an American author and book critic. He was the senior book reviewer at Newsweek for more than two decades.

In January, 1970, Prescott published A World of Our Own: Notes on Life and Learning in a Boys' Preparatory School, which described his alma mater, The Choate School, (now Choate Rosemary Hall).

In the April 10, 1978 issue of Newsweek, he accused John Gardner of plagiarism, citing a previously published article by Sumner J. Ferris.

In 1981 he publish The Child Savers, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 1982 Book award given annually to a novelist who "most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy's purposes - his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity."[1]

In the mid-1990s, Prescott was collecting interviews for a book about Alfred and Blanche Knopf.

Prescott died in 2004.


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