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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William L. Shirer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: February 23, 1904 in Chicago


Illinois Connection

Shirer was born in Chicago and worked for the Chicago Tribune 1925 - 1932.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Shirer was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service,

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