Biography

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

Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet 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.