A former World War II Marine, William Manchester also served as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent with the French Foreign Legion in the 40's and 50's. He was appointed Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University in 1955, where he remained until his death in 2004.
He published 18 books, which have been translated into 20 languages, amongst them bestselling biographies of Winton Churchill, H.L. Mencken, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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