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Sam Tanenhaus

Sam Tanenhaus (born October 31, 1955) is an American historian, biographer, and journalist. He currently is a writer for Prospect.

Early years
Tanenhaus received his B.A. in English from Grinnell College in 1977 and a M.A. in English Literature from Yale University in 1978. His siblings include psycholinguist Michael Tanenhaus, filmmaker Beth Tanenhaus Winsten, and legal historian David S. Tanenhaus.

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This video of Sam Tanenhaus's appearance at the LBJ Library includes his discussion on how books are chosen for the New York Times book review. While some don't even get a chance, others receive some warranted attention. Tanenhaus also speaks with a Pulitzer Prize winning author, David Oshinsky.

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