|Residence Potomac, Maryland|
Name Stanley Karnow
|Allegiance United States|
Occupation journalist, historian
|Born February 4, 1925 (1925-02-04) Brooklyn, New York|
Education Harvard College, A.B. 1947 (European history and literature) Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1947–48 Ecole des Sciences Politiques, 1948–49.
Known for Vietnam: A Television History (1983), with others listed in Nixon's Enemies List
Awards Pulitzer Prize in history (1990) Shorenstein Prize (2002) Overseas Press Club awards (1966,1968)
Died January 27, 2013, Potomac, Maryland, United States
Spouse Annete Kline (m. 1959–2009), Claude Sarraute (m. 1948–1955)
Children Catherine Anne Karnow, Curtis Edward Karnow, Michael Franklin Karnow
Parents Henriette Koeppel Karnow, Harry Karnow
Books Vietnam, In Our Image: America's, Paris in the fifties, Mao and China, Asian Americans in transition
Similar People Claude Sarraute, Jean‑Francois Revel, Nicolas Revel, Nathalie Sarraute
Stanley karnow on meeting ernest hemingway
Stanley Abram Karnow (February 4, 1925 – January 27, 2013) was an American journalist and historian. He is best known for his writings on the Vietnam War.
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Education and career
After serving with the United States Army Air Forces in the China Burma India Theater during World War II, he graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in 1947; in 1947 and 1948 he attended the Sorbonne, and from 1948 to 1949 the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. He then began his career in journalism as Time correspondent in Paris in 1950. After covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (where he was North Africa bureau chief in 1958-59), he went to Asia, where he spent the most influential part of his career. He was friends with Anthony Lewis and Bernard Kalb.
He covered Asia from 1959 until 1974 for Time, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, and NBC News. Present in Vietnam in July 1959 when the first Americans were killed, he reported on the Vietnam War in its entirety. This landed him a place on the master list of Nixon political opponents. It was during this time that he began to write Vietnam: A History (1983).
He was chief correspondent for the 13-hour Vietnam: A Television History series, aired on PBS's American Experience; it won six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a George Polk Award and an DuPont-Columbia Award. In 1990, Karnow won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines. His other books include Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution, which was nominated for a National Book Award; and Paris in the Fifties (1997), a memoir history of his own experiences of living in Paris in the 1950s. He also worked for The New Republic and King Features Syndicate.
Later in life, he tried to write a book on Asians in the United States. A book on Jewish humor progressed only to an outline. He also contemplated a memoir to be titled Interesting times or Out of Asia.
Stanley Karnow was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 4, 1925, the son of Harry and Henriette Koeppel Karnow. His first marriage with the famous French journalist Claude Sarraute ended in divorce. In 1959, he married Annette Kline, an artist who was working at the time as cultural attaché for the U.S. State Department in Algiers. Annette died of cancer in July 2009. They had a son and a daughter. Karnow belonged to the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of Historians. Karnow died on January 27, 2013, at his home in Potomac, Maryland, at age 87 of congestive heart failure.