Wednesday, July 16, 2014

News, Etc.

Obituary: Prominent historian James MacGregor Burns, biographer of FDR and JFK, has died at the age of 95:

His two-volume biography of Roosevelt was praised by historians as a model of accessible, objective scholarship. The second volume, "Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom," was published in 1970 and won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award.

Burns' other books included "Leadership," a 1978 release that outlined his theories of "transformational" and "transactional" and became standard reading among students of business and politics; a biography of George Washington written with Dunn; and a trilogy on U.S. history, "The American Experiment."

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