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David Maraniss


David Maraniss

Born in Detroit, David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post. Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of FIRST IN HIS CLASS: A Biography of Bill Clinton; ROME 1960: The Olympics that Stirred the World; BARACK OBAMA: The Story; CLEMENTE: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero; THE MARCHED INTO SUNLIGHT: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967; and WHEN PRIDE STILL MATTERED: A Life of Vince Lombardi, which was hailed by Sports Illustrated as “maybe the best sports biography ever published.” He lives in Washington, DC and Madison, Wisconsin.

David Maraniss

Books by David Maraniss

by David Maraniss - History, Nonfiction

It’s 1963, and Detroit is on top of the world. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before and inventing the Mustang. Motown was capturing the world with its amazing artists. The progressive labor movement was rooted in Detroit with the UAW. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech there two months before he made it famous in the Washington march. ONCE IN A GREAT CITY shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then.

by David Maraniss - History, Nonfiction, Sports

From the critically acclaimed and bestselling author David Maraniss, a groundbreaking book that weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Rome Olympics, eighteen days of theater, suspense, victory, and defeat. Using the meticulous research and sweeping narrative style that have become his trademark, Maraniss reveals the rich palate of character, competition, and meaning that gave Rome 1960 its singular essence.