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David Von Drehle


David Von Drehle

David Von Drehle is a columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics from a home base in the Midwest. He joined The Washington Post in 2017 after a decade at Time, where he wrote more than 60 cover stories as editor-at-large. He is the author of a number of books, including the award-winning bestseller TRIANGLE: The Fire That Changed America and THE BOOK OF CHARLIE. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, journalist Karen Ball. They have four children.

David Von Drehle

Books by David Von Drehle

by David Von Drehle - Nonfiction, Personal Growth, Self-Help

Born before radio, Charlie White lived long enough to use a smartphone. When a shocking tragedy interrupted his idyllic boyhood, he mastered survival strategies that reflect thousands of years of human wisdom. Thus armored, Charlie’s sense of adventure carried him on an epic journey across the continent, and later found him swinging across bandstands of the Jazz Age, racing aboard ambulances through Depression-era gangster wars, improvising techniques for early open-heart surgery, and cruising the Amazon as a guest of Peru’s president. David Von Drehle came to understand that Charlie’s resilience and willingness to grow made this remarkable neighbor a master in the art of thriving through times of dramatic change. As a gift to his children, he set out to tell Charlie’s secrets.

by David Von Drehle - History, Nonfiction

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The survival of the country depended on the judgment and resilience of Abraham Lincoln, the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president and a dramatic narrative about our most fateful year.