Currently alive, at 90 years of age.
1925 – Born on the September in New York, N.Y., U.S.
1944 – Graduated from Harvard.
1946 – He left graduate school and worked for a publishing house, eventually becoming a senior editor.
1959 – Kaplan left publishing to write his first book, a biography of Mark Twain entitled Mr. Clemens.
1966 – Won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.
1992 – He edited several anthologies and was general editor for the 16th edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.