Ron Chernow Wins Pulitzer Prize For Washington Biography
The worlds of journalism and literature turned their attention to the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes Monday when the committee announced the 2011 winners.
Ron Chernow won the prize for biography, for his book “Washington: A Life.” Tom spoke with Chernow about the life of America’s first president in October.
Washington the man we know, the man we learned about in grade school, is more myth than fact, Chernow argues. Instead of the steady, calm, stabilizing force we think about, Washington was a passionate leader behind a cool facade.
You can listen to the entire discussion with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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