MANCHESTER, William. American, b. 1922. Genres: Novels, History, Biography. Career: Daily Oklahoman, reporter, 1945-46; Baltimore Sun, reporter, foreign correspondent, war correspondent, and associate ed., 1947-55; Wesleyan University Publs., managing ed., 1955-64; Wesleyan University Center for Advanced Studies, fellow, 1959-68; Wesleyan University, CT, lecturer in English, 1968-69, fellow, East College, 1968-90, writer in residence, 1974-, adjunct professor of history, 1979-90, professor emeritus, 1990-; Yale University, Pierson College, New Haven, CT, associate fellow, 1989-. Friends of University of Massachusetts Library, trustee, 1970-74, president, 1970-72. Publications: Disturber of the Peace (in U.K. as The Sage of Baltimore), 1951; The City of Anger, 1953; Shadow of the Monsoon, 1956; Beard the Lion, 1958; A Rockefeller Family Portrait, 1959; The Long Gainer, 1961; Portrait of a President, 1962; The Death of a President, 1967; The Arms of Krupp, 1968; The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972, 1975; Controversy and Other Essays in Journalism, 1976; American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1978; Goodbye, Darkness, 1980; The Last Lion, vol. I, Visions of Glory, 1983, vol. II, Alone, 1988; One Brief Shining Moment, 1983; Images, 1989; A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance-Portrait of an Age, 1992.