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Evan Thomas Biography
Evan Thomas is an American journalist, historian and author. He is the author of nine books, including two New York Times bestsellers.
Evan Thomas Age
Evan was born on April 25, 1951. He is aged 68 years as of 2019.
Evan Thomas Net Worth
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Evan Thomas Personal Life
He is married. His wife is an attorney. The two are the parents of two daughters, including writer Louisa Thomas. They live in Washington, D.C. Evan is the son of Anna Davis and Evan Welling Thomas II, an editor who worked for HarperCollins and W. W. Norton & Company. His grandfather, Norman Thomas, was a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
Evan Thomas Early Life/Education
He was born in Huntington, New York, and raised in nearby affluent Cold Spring Harbor. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Harvard University (B.A.), and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), from 1991 he was a reporter, writer, and editor at Newsweek for 24 years. Prior to that, he was at Time Magazine.Evan Thomas Photo
Evan Thomas Career
He began his reporting career at The Bergen Record in northeastern New Jersey. DCI Robert Gates in 1992, granted Thomas historical access to view classified Central Intelligence Agency files. The fundamental authority for this policy is Executive Order 12356 (April 1982), as implemented in HR 10-24(c)4. Under these provisions, CIA may grant individual researchers and former Presidential appointees access to classified files, once the recipient of this access signs a secrecy agreement and agrees to allow the Agency to review his manuscript to ensure that it contains no classified information. Former DCI Robert Gates directed that the CIA History Staff locate and provide records that would satisfy Mr. Thomas’s research request. His manuscript was subsequently reviewed in accordance with his secrecy agreement and approved on March 2, 1995 by the Information Review Officer of the Directorate of Operations, with the concurrence of the Office of General Counsel. Thomas in 1996, penned an article for the Central Intelligence Agency’s journal, Studies in Intelligence, describing his experience having been granted the rare privilege of historical access to CIA’s classified files.
He was, for 20 years, a regular panelist on the weekly public affairs TV show Inside Washington until the show ceased production in December 2013.
Thomas taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton between 2003 and 2014. For seven years, from 2007 to 2014, he was the Ferris Professor of Journalism in residence at Princeton.
Evan Thomas Books
- The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas, Simon & Schuster, 1986; Simon & Schuster, 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-83771-0
- The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams. Simon & Schuster, 1992. ISBN 978-0-671-79211-4
- The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA. Simon & Schuster, 1996. ISBN 978-0-684-82538-0
- Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-87113-689-3
- Robert Kennedy: His Life. Simon & Schuster, 2000. ISBN 978-0-684-83480-1
- John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy. Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 978-0-7432-5804-3
- Sea of Thunder: Four Naval Commanders and the Last Sea War. Simon & Schuster, 2007. ISBN 9780743252225
- A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama. PublicAffairs, 2009. ISBN 9781586486075
- The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898, Little, Brown and Company, 2010, ISBN 978-0-316-00409-1
- Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World. Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
- Being Nixon: A Man Divided. New York: Random House, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8129-9536-7