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Frances Fitzgerald

writer, 1973 Pulitzer Prize

FitzGerald was the daughter of New York lawyer Desmond FitzGerald. FitzGerald is best known for her book, *Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam*(1972), which was met with great acclaim when it was published and remains one of the most notable books about the Vietnam War. She was awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. FitzGerald's subsequent volumes include *America Revised,* a highly critical review of high school history textbooks (1979); *Cities on a Hill* (1987); *Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War* (2000); "Rewriting American History", a short article in *The Norton Reader*; and *Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth* (2002). FitzGerald's writing has also appeared in *The New Yorker*, *Esquire*, *Architectural Digest*, and *Rolling Stone*. She serves on the editorial boards of The Natio and Foreign Policy, and is vice-president of International PEN.