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Ted Gup

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Name  Ted Gup

Role  Writer

Children  Matthew Stanley Gup, David Marcus Gup
Education  Western Reserve Academy, Brandeis University
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Goldsmith Book Prize for Trade
Nominations  Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
Books  A Secret Gift: How One Man, The Book of Honor, Nation of Secrets: The Thre

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Ted Gup (born September 14, 1950) is a writer known for his work on government secrecy. He is the author of three books, including The Book of Honor: Covert Lives and Classified Deaths at the CIA, which told the stories of previously unnamed CIA officers killed in the line of duty.


Ted Gup The Secret in the Suitcase Brandeis Magazine

Gup has been a prolific writer regarding doomsday scenarios and facilities to provide for continuity of government and the preservation of important assets of civilization, including the Mount Weather facility, as well as intelligence issues.

Ted Gup A Belated Apology to the Devil An Update HuffPost

In the 1992 Washington Post Magazine article "The Ultimate Congressional Hideaway," Gup was the first to reveal publicly the existence of Project Greek Island, a large underground bunker at West Virginia's famed Greenbrier Resort to house the Congress of the United States in case of a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C., a revelation still considered controversial two decades after its publication. Those opposed to the revelation note that the exposure rendered the $14,000,000 ($123,382,792 by current standards) taxpayer-funded bunker useless and led to its decommissioning. Gup defended the story in a 2009 interview with Cleveland's Plain Dealer, arguing that the Greenbrier bunker was obsolete in 1992. "We sat on the story for a couple of months making sure it wouldn't harm national security," Gup said. "The bunker mentality that preserved that place was itself a threat to national security. It's exactly why you want an active press."

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Gup, a 1968 graduate of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, was a reporter for The Washington Post and Time Magazine prior to his work in academia. He was the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism at Case Western Reserve University before heading the journalism department at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and was a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient in 2003. He was also a 1980 recipient of the George Polk award in journalism offered by Long Island University.

His 2010 book, A Secret Gift, much unlike anything else he'd ever written, chronicles the Christmastime 1933 anonymous charitable efforts of his Romanian Orthodox Jewish grandfather, Sam Stone, to help families in Canton, Ohio affected by the Great Depression.

In the Michaelmas term of 2015 he was visiting Fellow of the St. Cuthbert's Society SCR at Durham University.

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  • A Secret Gift, by Ted Gup
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    Ted Gup Wikipedia

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