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Awards won by David Maraniss
Pulitzer Prize Winner in National Reporting, 1993, for articles on the life and political record of candidate Bill Clinton
Pulitzer Prize Finalist in National Reporting, 1996, for accounts of the way the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives played out during 1995 (with Michael Weiskopf)
Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Feature Writing, 2002, for reconstruction of the tragic events of September 11th, described through the actions of several key participants
Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History, 2004, for They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
First in His Class by
Call Number: E 886 .M29 1995
Publication Date: 1995-03-06
An adult biography of Bill Clinton that ends before the scandals of his second term.
When Pride Still Mattered by
Call Number: GV 939 .L6 M37 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-07
"When Pride Still Mattered" is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi's thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers of Starr, Hornung, Taylor, McGee, Davis, and Wood in the 1960s. It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Howard Cosell who shaped Lombardi's image. Vincent Thomas Lombardi was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, on June 11, 1913. His early life was shaped by the trinity of family, religion, and sports; they seemed intertwined, as inseparable to him as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He was deeply influenced by the Jesuits, who taught him the philosophy he