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Burns, James MacGregor

Born: 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biographers


1918 - James MacGregor Burns is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential biographer, a pioneer in the study of leadership was born on August 3rd. An American historian and political scientist.

1943-1946 - Burns served as combat historian in the Pacific Theater; he was awarded the Bronze Star and four Battle Stars.

1952 - He co-wrote "Government by the People: The Dynamics of American National Government" and "Government by the People: The Dynamics of American State and Local Government".

1956 - Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography,  Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox.

1958 - Burns was a Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts and also served as a delegate to four Democratic National Conventions.

1970 - Burns won another Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography, Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom.

1978 - His book, Leadership, was published and is still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies.

1982 - He wrote the 3-volume "The American Experiment".

1997 - He was also the co-chair, with Georgia Sorenson, of the Salzburg Leadership Seminar in Salzburg, Austria.

2001 - His most recent book, with Susan Dunn, is The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America (Grove Atlantic)


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