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William L. Shirer

William L. Shirer (1904-1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich , a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than fifty years and was #1 New York Times bestseller. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, he was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists known as "Murrow's Boys...See more