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Thomas Oliphant


Thomas Oliphant

Thomas Oliphant is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Washington columnist for The Boston Globe. A regular commentator on PBS "NewsHour," he is the author of four books, including THE ROAD TO CAMELOT. Al Franken says “Oliphant brings more to the table than anyone I know.” Madeline Albright called him “the Will Rogers of our times.” Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote that his book PRAYING FOR GIL HODGES was a “small masterpiece.”

Thomas Oliphant

Books by Thomas Oliphant

by Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie - History, Nonfiction, Politics

John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson for vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on a depth of personal reporting, interviews and archives.

by Thomas Oliphant - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Every once in a while a book provides a certain view of America, and whether it is THE GREATEST GENERATION, BIG RUSS & ME, or WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR, these works strike a chord with readers everywhere. PRAYING FOR GIL HODGES is such a book. Written with power and clarity, this is a brilliant work capturing the majesty of baseball, the issue of race in America, and the love that one young boy, his parents, and the borough of Brooklyn had for their team.