Garry Wills

Garry Wills (born May 22, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an author and historian, and a frequent contributor to the "New York Review of Books". In 1993, he won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fictioncite web | title = Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction | work = | publisher =pulitzer.org | date = | url =http://www.pulitzer.org/ | format =web | doi = | accessdate = 2008-03-10 ] for his book "Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America," which describes the background and effect of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

Wills is an adjunct professor of history, both American and cultural, at Northwestern University. He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1951, entered and then left the Jesuit order, and received his PhD in classics from Yale in 1961. William F. Buckley, Jr. hired him as a drama critic for "National Review" magazine at the age of 23. In 1982 Wills received an L.H.D. from the College of the Holy Cross and an L.H.D. from Bates College in 1995.

In 1998, he won the National Medal for the Humanities. He was a co-winner in 1978 of the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction for his book Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.

His book "Nixon Agonistes" landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents.

John Leonard said in "The New York Times" that Wills "reads like a combination of H. L. Mencken, John Locke and Albert Camus." [http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/06/01/reviews/wills-nixon.html]

Books

*"", Doubleday, 1961. ISBN 978-0-385-50290-0
*"Animals of the Bible" (1962)
*"Politics and Catholic Freedom" (1964)
*"" (1966), ISBN 0-8076-0367-8
*"" (1968)
*"Jack Ruby" (1968), ISBN 0-306-80564-2
*"" (1970, 1979), ISBN 0-451-61750-9
*"" (1972), ISBN 0-385-08970-8
*"Values Americans Live By" (1973), ISBN 0-405-04166-7
*"" (1978), ISBN 0-385-08976-7
*"Confessions of a Conservative" (1979), ISBN 0-385-08977-5
*"At Button's" (1979), ISBN 0-8362-6108-9
*"" (1981), ISBN 0-385-14689-2
*"" (1982), ISBN 0-316-94385-1
*"" (1983), ISBN 0-385-17695-3
*"" (1984), ISBN 0-385-17562-0
*"" (1987), ISBN 0-385-18286-4
*"" (1990), ISBN 0-671-65705-4
*"" (1992), ISBN 0-671-76956-1
*"" (1994), ISBN 0-671-65702-X
*"" (1995), ISBN 0-19-508879-4
*"" (1997), ISBN 0-684-80823-4
*"Saint Augustine" (1999), ISBN 0-670-88610-6
*"" (1999), ISBN 0-684-84489-3
*"" (2000), ISBN 0-385-49410-6
*"" (2001), ISBN 0-684-87190-4
*"Why I Am a Catholic" (2002), ISBN 0-618-13429-8
*"Mr. Jefferson's University" (2002), ISBN 0-7922-6531-9
*"James Madison" (2002), ISBN 0-8050-6905-4
*"" (2003), ISBN 0-618-34398-9
*"Henry Adams and the Making of America" (2005), ISBN 0-618-13430-1
*"" (2005), ISBN 0-670-03449-5
*"What Jesus Meant" (2006), ISBN 0-670-03496-7
*"What Paul Meant" (2006), ISBN 0-670-03793-1
*"" (2007), ISBN 978-1594201462
*"What the Gospels Meant" (2008), ISBN 978-0-0670-01871-0

References

External links

* [http://www.history.northwestern.edu/faculty/wills.htm Northwestern bio]
* [http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2005/11/gary_willss_nix.html Thoughts on "Nixon Agonistes"]
* [http://www.history.northwestern.edu/faculty/wills.htm History Faculty of NW university]
* [http://www.booktv.org/indepth/index.asp?segid=5331&schedID=328 BookTV In Depth interview with Wills]
* [http://www.gracecathedral.org/calendar/detail.php?eid=1053 Wills will appear at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral for a live conversation with Dean Alan Jones on October 15, 2007. Also webcast and archived]
* [http://fora.tv/2007/10/15/Garry_Wills_Head_and_Heart Garry Wills discusses his new book "Head and Heart" Interview]
* [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/article-preview?article_id=21196 The Right-Wing Christians] Andrew Delbanco's review of Wills's "Head and Heart: American Christianities"
*worldcat id|id=lccn-n78-93402


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wills — is a surname, and may refer to:* Alfred Wills * Andrew Wills * Anneke Wills * Arthur Wills * Bob Wills * Bump Wills * Chill Wills * Chris Wills * Christopher Wills, American biologist * Dave Wills * Erin Wills, American model * Frank Wills… …   Wikipedia

  • Wills, Garry —  (1934–) U.S. historian …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • SHANDLING, GARRY — (1949– ), U.S. comedian actor. Shandling was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved with his family to Tucson, Arizona, for the health of his older brother Barry, who later died from cystic fibrosis. Growing up, Shandling was a fan of comedy, often… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • University of Virginia — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Träger fehlt University of Virginia Gründung 1819 Ort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Universität von Virginia — Die Rotunda, das Wahrzeichen der University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Virginia Cavaliers — Die Rotunda, das Wahrzeichen der University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gettysburg Address — For the text of the Gettysburg Address, see Gettysburg Address at Wikisource. Main article: Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln (circled) at Gettysburg, taken about noon, just after… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Declaration of Independence — Declaration of Independence redirects here. For the type of document generally, see Declaration of independence. For the painting, see Trumbull s Declaration of Independence. United States Declaration of Independence …   Wikipedia

  • Militia (United States) — The role of militia, also known as military service and duty, in the United States is complex and has transformed over time.[1] The term militia can be used to describe any number of groups within the United States. Primarily, these fall into:… …   Wikipedia

  • Right to keep and bear arms — The right to keep and bear arms, RKBA, [ [http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/rkba What does RKBA stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations by the Free Online Dictionary.] ] or right to bear arms is the concept that people, individually or… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.