Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Dead
Arthur Schlesinger has died at the age of 89. He had a heart attack while eating at a restaurant in Manhattan with his family. He died at New York Downtown Hospital.
Mr. Schlesinger was among the most prominent historians of his time, and was widely respected as learned and readable, with a panoramic vision of U.S. culture and politics. He received a National Book Award for Robert Kennedy and His Times and a National Book Award and a Pulitzer for A Thousand Days, his memoir/chronicle of president John f. Kennedy's administration. He also won a Pulitzer, in 1946, for The Age of Jackson, a landmark chronicle of Andrew Jackson's administration.