Writer David Halberstam Dies in Car Crash
Beloved journalist and writer David Halberstam, 73, has died in a car accident near San Francisco. He was a passenger in a car driven by a grad student at UC Berkeley when it was broadsided by another car.
A best-selling practitioner of long-form narrative non-fiction, Mr. Halberstam had just finished correcting the galleys of what will be his 21st book, "The Coldest Winter," about battles in the Korean War in the winter of 1950 and 1951. The 700-plus page book, which he worked on for 10 years, is scheduled to be published by Hyperion in September.
His wife Jean Halberstam said: "He would like to be remembered as an historian and particularly remembered for his generosity to his peers and young people choosing the field of journalism."