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Harold Evans

writer, historian

Harold Evans, the author of* The American Century* and now *They Made America*, is a celebrated historian and journalist. He was the editor of the *Sunday Times* of London for 14 years and then the *Times* of London before settling in 1984 in America, where he has been successively founding editor of *CondéNast Traveler*; president and publisher of Random House; editorial director and vice chairman of *U.S. News & World Report*, the *Atlantic* magazine, *Fast Company*, and the New York Daily News. In 2002 Britain's journalists voted Evans the greatest all-time British newspaper editor. He was knighted in Queen Elizabeth's 2004 New Year honors list.