S. C. Gwynne

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S. C. Gwynne
S.C. Gwynne 2019.jpg
Alma materPrinceton University
Notable awardsGerald Loeb Award

Sam C. Gwynne is an American nonfiction writer.[1][2]


He was educated at The Hill School.[3] He attended Princeton University and graduated in 1974.[4] He also has a master's degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under novelist John Barth.[2] He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife.[2]

He worked for Time magazine, and is senior editor at Texas Monthly.[5][6] His 2010 book Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category.


  • Selling Money, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, A Division of Wheatland Corporation, 1986, ISBN 9781555840051.
  • Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, Little, Brown Book Group, 2011, ISBN 9781849018203.[7]
  • Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. Simon and Schuster. 30 September 2014. ISBN 978-1-4516-7328-9.[8]



  1. ^ "Finalist: Empire of the Summer Moon". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c https://scgwynne.com/author
  3. ^ "LIFE". 1951-10-29.
  4. ^ https://paw.princeton.edu/article/tiger-week-author-sc-gwynne-%E2%80%9974
  5. ^ http://www.texasmonthly.com/contributor/sc-gwynne
  6. ^ http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/qa-s-c-gwynne
  7. ^ Dale L. Walker (30 May 2010). "Book review, 'Empire of the Summer Moon,' by S.C. Gwynne". Dallas Morning News. Empire of the Summer Moon is a skillfully told, brutally truthful, history.
  8. ^ Allen C. Guelzo (September 26, 2014). "Book Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne". The Wall Street Journal.
  9. ^ Papiernik, Dick (June 1992). "Editors on the move in Philadelphia, Florida; award winners announced" (PDF). The Business Journalist. 31 (1). Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. pp. 3–4. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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External audio
Comanche Nation: The Rise And Fall Of An 'Empire', Fresh Air, June 23, 2010