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See also Frances Fitzgerald (Irish politician) Frances Fitzgerald (born August 1950) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. ...


Frances FitzGerald (born 1940) is an American journalist best known for her work Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972). It was met with great acclaim when it was first published, and became one of the best-known books on the Vietnam War. FitzGerald was awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for it. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or Viet Cong) against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and its allies — notably the United States military in support of... Listen to this article (help) Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The National Book Awards is the most important literary prize in the United States, presented annually for the best books by living U.S. citizens published in the U.S. The awards have been presented since 1950 in at least one category, and is presently awarded in each of four...


FitzGerald's subsequent books include American Revisted (1979), "Cities on a Hill (1981), Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War (2000) and Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth (2002).


FitzGerald's writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Architectural Digest, and Rolling Stone. She serves on the editorial boards of The Nation and Foreign Policy, and is vice-president of PEN. The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted most years on the magazines anniversary. ... The New York Review of Books (or NYRB) is a biweekly magazine on literature, culture, and current affairs published in New York which takes as its point of departure that the discussion of important books is itself an indispensable literary activity. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... Architectural Digest is a glossy American monthly magazine dedicated to interior design, published by Condé Nast Publications. ... The Rolling Stone logo Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music and popular culture. ... The Nation is the name of several newspapers, periodicals or magazines in different countries, including: The Nation, an Irish Nationalist newspaper founded by Thomas Davis and Charles Gavan Duffy in the 1840s. ... Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel. ... A ballpoint pen A pen is a writing instrument which applies ink to some surface. ...


External link

  • Index of Frances FitzGerald's articles at the New York Review of Books
  • 1986 audio interview with Frances FitzGerald by Don Swaim of CBS Radio - RealAudio

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Frances FitzGerald Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography (953 words)
Frances FitzGerald (born 1940) wrote one of the most influential books on the Vietnam War to appear while the conflict was still in progress.
Frances FitzGerald was not quite 32 years of age when her first book, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972), was published to immediate and extraordinary praise.
FitzGerald prepared herself for the work to come by visiting Vietnam twice as a free-lance journalist, for a total of 16 months, and by studying Chinese and Vietnamese history and culture under Paul Mus, to whom, as also to the memory of her father, she would dedicate Fire in the Lake.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (836 words)
Fitzgerald's father, Edward Fitzgerald, was from Maryland while his mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daugher of an Irish-Catholic immigrant.
Fitzgerald entered St. Paul Academy when he was a boy, and started to write for the school newspaper when he was thirteen.
Although Fitzgerald's writing was not considered to be of high quality, because of the long held belief that he was an irresponsible writer.
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