Death of Arthur Schlesinger

October 15, 1917 - February 28, 2007
New York, New York | Age 89

Award-winning historian and Kennedy insider dies at 89
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In his 89 years, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a Kennedy insider, and an influential thinker who helped define mainstream liberalism during the Cold War.

"(He had) enormous stamina and a kind of energy and drive which most people don't have, and it kept him going, all the way through his final hours," Schlesinger's son Stephen said early Thursday morning, hours after his father's death. "He never stopped writing, he never stopped participating in...

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