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Lew Paper


Lew Paper

Lew Paper is a practicing lawyer who loves to write. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School and has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors, including a Fellowship with Georgetown Law School's Institute for Public Interest Representation, Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, and Associate General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission. He is now a partner with a national law firm in Washington, DC.

Despite the demands of his professional career, Lew has managed to pen five books -- John F. Kennedy: The Promise and the Performance; Brandeis: An Intimate Biography; Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS; Deadly Risks (a novel revolving around the assassination of John F. Kennedy); and Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made It Happen. Lew's articles and book reviews have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Republic, and The American Scholar.

You can view descriptions and reviews of all his books at (which also includes a video from Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers).

He lives in Potomac, Maryland

Lew Paper

Books by Lew Paper

by Lew Paper - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for game five of the World Series against the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. In an improbable performance that the New York Times called "the greatest moment in the history of the Fall Classic," Larsen, an otherwise mediocre journeyman pitcher, retired twenty-seven straight Dodger batters to clinch a perfect game and, to date, the only postseason no-hitter ever witnessed in major league baseball. Here, Lew Paper delivers a masterful pitch-by-pitch account of that fateful day and the extraordinary lives of the players on the field- seven of whom would later be inducted into the Hall of Fame.