Garry Wills

Born: May 22, 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Historian, Journalist

1934 - Born in Atlanta, Georgia on the 22th of May. 1951 - He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 1961 - Received his PhD in classics from Yale in. 1863 - Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on the 19th of November.


1970 - The Crisis of the Self-Made Man.


1978 - Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.


1979 - Confessions of a Conservative.


1992 - Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America.


1993 -  He won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America. 1995 - He received a L.H.D. from Bates College.          - He received an honorary doctorate from the College of the Holy Cross.


1997 - John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity"


1998 - President Clinton awarded him the National Endowment for the Humanities Presidential Medal.          - He has also won the National Book Critics Circle Award.


2007 - Wills will appear at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral in conversation with Dean Alan Jones.  More information is available at:



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