American Prometheus

The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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American Prometheus

The Good Spy

The Life and Death of Robert Ames

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The Good Spy

The Chairman

John J. McCloy & The Making of the American Establishment

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The Chairman

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

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Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

The Color of Truth

McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy: Brothers in Arms

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The Color of Truth

Hiroshima's Shadow, edited by Kai Bird & Lawrence Lifschultz

Writings on the Denial of History

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Hiroshima's Shadow, edited by Kai Bird & Lawrence Lifschultz

About the Author

 Kai Bird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist. His most recent book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, was a New York Times best-seller. He chronicled his childhood in the Middle East in his memoir, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis--which was a Finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award  and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He is the acclaimed author of biographies of John J. McCloy, McGeorge Bundy, and William Bundy. He won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2006 for American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (co-authored with Martin J. Sherwin). His work includes critical writings on the Vietnam War, Hiroshima, Nuclear weapons, the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the CIA. Bird and Sherwin also won the National Books Critics Circle Award and the Duff Cooper Prize for History.  He is an elected member of the prestigious Society of American Historians. Kai Bird lives in Miami Beach with his wife Susan Goldmark. 


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