Mr. David Halberstam
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Halberstam received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1955. His reporting career began in Mississippi at the West Point Daily Times Leader, where he spent one year before moving on to the Nashville Tennesseean.
In 1960 he joined the staff of the New York Times. Halberstam's first wartime reporting came in 1962 in the Congo. He then asked to be assigned to Vietnam to cover America's involvement in Southeast Asia. Two years later, at age 30, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting which questioned U.S. involvement in the war. Halberstam also served as New York Times correspondent in Poland where his reporting led to the country's Communist regime ordering him out of the country.
Halberstam was a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine from 1967 to 1971. He has authored 16 books, nine of which have been best sellers. Halberstam's trilogy of books on power in America, "The Best and the Brightest," "The Powers That Be" and "The Reckoning" have won innumerable awards.
Sports in America has been the subject of five of his books, with topics ranging from amateur rowing to major league baseball and basketball. His most recent work, released in February, is "Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made."
Halberstam is a legendary figure in America as a journalist, author and historian. He is the recipient of 14 honorary degrees and was the George Mason University Heritage Chair in Writing in 1994-95.