David Halberstam began his reporting career in Mississippi in 1955, one year after the Brown desegregation decision. From 1960-67 he was on the staff of the New York Times with assignments in the Congo, Vietnam, Warsaw and Paris. His coverage of the Vietnam war earned him the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1964. He was contributing editor for Harper's magazine from 1967-71 and is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Best and the Brightest, The Powers That Be, The Fifties, and October 1964. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Halberstam has received the Polk Memorial Award, The Louis Lyons Award, the Page One Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.
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