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Goodbye Stanley Karnow

Post by: Kabita Sonowal







Stanley Karnow was synonymous with war journalism and his coverage of the Vietnam War placed him on the master list of Nixon’s political opponents. He covered Asia working with Time, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, and NBC News. He was chief correspondent for Vietnam: A Television History series which won several awards and accolades such as six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a George Polk Award and a DuPont-Columbia Award. He also worked with The New Republic and King Features Syndicate.


Karnow was an eminent historian and authored Vietnam: A History, In our image: America's Empire in the Philippines, Mao and China: from Revolution to Revolution, Mao and China: Inside China's Cultural Revolution and Paris in the Fifties among other literary works. He received a Pulitzer Prize for In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines. His work, Mao and China: from Revolution to Revolution was also nominated to a National Book Award.


Karnow was born on February 4, 1925. He attended Harvard and the Sorbonne. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War in the China Burma India Theater. He died on January 27, 2013.

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