Roderick MacLeish

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Roderick MacLeish
Roderick MacLeish en koningin Juliana (1953).jpg
Roderick MacLeish and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1953)
Born (1926-01-15)January 15, 1926
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Died July 1, 2006(2006-07-01) (aged 80)
Washington, DC
Occupation Writer, journalist
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Chicago
Notable works The Guilty Bystander (essays), The Sun Stood Still (nonfiction), Prince Ombra (fantasy fiction), The Man Who Wasn't There (fiction)
Spouse Diana Chapin MacLeish, Doris Inch MacLeish, Jane Krumbhaar MacLeish

Roderick MacLeish (January 15, 1926 – July 1, 2006) was an American journalist and writer. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he grew up in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Chicago. MacLeish was news director for WBZ radio in Boston in the early 1950s, then helped start the London and Washington, DC, bureaus of Westinghouse Broadcasting, where he was a chief commentator. He later was a commentator for CBS News, National Public Radio, and The Christian Science Monitor. His published books include both nonfiction and fiction. MacLeish was the nephew of poet Archibald MacLeish. He died in Washington, DC, at the age of 80.

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Roderick MacLeish (center, in levis) as a University of Chicago student. Archival Photographic Files, (apf digital item number apf303034r), Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.


  • A Time of Fear (fiction, 1957)
  • The Sun Stood Still: Israel and the Arabs at War (nonfiction, 1967)
  • The Guilty Bystander (essays, 1971)
  • A City on the River (fiction, 1973)
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (fiction, 1976)
  • Carnaby Rex (fiction, 1976)
  • The First Book of Eppe (fiction, 1980)
  • Prince Ombra (fantasy fiction, 1982)
  • Crossing at Ivalo (fiction, 1990)


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