Philip L. Fradkin

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Philip L. Fradkin (February 28, 1935 – July 8, 2012)[1] was an American environmentalist historian, journalist, and author. Fradkin authored books ranging from Alaska, California, and Nevada, with topics ranging from water conservation, earthquakes, and nuclear weapons.

Fradkin attended Montclair Kimberley Academy, graduating in the class of 1953.[2]

In 1964, Fradkin began working for the Los Angeles Times, and the following year was part of the metropolitan staff awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its work on the 1965 Watts riots.[3][4] In 2005, Fradkin was given the California Award by the Commonwealth Club of California.

He commented on controversial issues such as plagiarism allegations towards Wallace Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Angle of Repose, based on the letters of the American Old West author Mary Hallock Foote.[5]

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  1. ^ Philip Fradkin, Writer Who Explored Themes of the West, Dies at 77
  2. ^ Alumni Awards, Montclair Kimberley Academy. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Philip L. Fradkin Biography
  4. ^ Luther J. Carter. Fallout: An American Nuclear Tragedy (Review) The American Political Science Review, Vol. 84, No. 2 (June 1990), pp. 657-658.
  5. ^ Fradkin, Philip L. (February 3, 2008). "A Classic, or A Fraud? Plagiarism allegations aimed at Stegner's Angle of Repose won't be put to rest". sec. M, p. 8: Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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