Individual Author Record
Name: Garry WillsPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1934 in Atlanta, Ga. Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWills lives in Evanston, Illinois and is a professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University.
Biographical and Professional InformationGarry Wills, one of our most distinguished historians and critics, is the author of numerous books. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Michigan and Wisconsin. He earned a B.A. from Saint Louis University in 1957. William F. Buckley, Jr. hired him as a drama critic for National Review magazine at the age of 23. He received his PhD in classics from Yale University in 1961. Wills is a distinguished historian and the author of numerous books including the Pulitzer Prize winning ''Lincoln at Gettysburg''. He was awarded the National Medal for the Humanities in 1998. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award, including as a co-winner for nonfiction in 1978 for ''Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence'', a book that also won the Merle Curti Award. Wills joined the faculty of the history department at Northwestern University in 1980, where he is currently an emeritus professor. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.
*''Certain Trumpets, The Call of Leaders'', Simon & Schuster, 1993*''Witches and Jesuits, Shakespeare`s Macbeth'', New York Public Library, 1995*''John Wayne`s America, The Politics of Celebrity'', Simon & Schuster, 1997*''Saint Augustine'', Viking, 1999*''A Necessary Evil, A History of American Distrust of Government'', Simon & Schuster, 1999*''Reagan's America'', Penguin, 2000*''Papal Sin, Structures of Deceit'', Doubleday, 2000*''Venice, Lion City, The Religion of Empire'', Simon & Schuster, 2001*''Explaining America'', Explaining America, 2001*''James Madison'', Holt, 2002*''Why I Am a Catholic'', Houghton Mifflin, 2002*''Mr. Jefferson`s University'', National Geographic, 2002*''Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence'', Mariner Books, 2002*''Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man'', Mariner Books, 2002*''The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power'', Mariner Books, 2002*''"Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power'', Mariner Books, 2005*''The Rosary'', Penguin, 2006*''Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America '', Simon & Schuster, 2006*''Under God: Religion and American Politics'', Simon & Schuster, 2007*''Henry Adams and the Making of America'', Mariner Books, 2007*''Head and Heart: American Christianities'', Penguin Press, 2007*''What Paul Meant'', Penguin, 2007*''What Jesus Meant'', Penguin, 2007*''Martial's Epigrams'', Viking Adult, 2008*''What the Gospels Meant'', Penguin Press, 2009*''Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State'', Penguin Press, 2010*''Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer'', Viking Adult, 2010*''Why Priests?'', Viking, 2013