Cape Cod Today (source): Theodore H. White (crop), Political Journalist, undated

Theodore H. White was a journalist and author of nine books including The Making of the President, 1960. After serving as chief of the China Bureau for Time Magazine, White worked as a correspondent for The Reporter covering Europe, the Marshall Plan, NATO and American politics. Mr. White’s in-depth account of the 1960 primaries, convention proceedings and general election campaign won him a Pulitzer Prize. He continued to write Making of the President books after the 1964, 1968 and 1972 elections. Mr. White participated in the creation of several documentaries based on Thunder out of China, written with Annalee Jacoby, and the Making of the President series.

1917 Born, Boston, Massachusetts

1937 B.A., Harvard University

1939 Writer, Kuomintang’s propaganda office, China

1945-1946 China Bureau Chief, Time Magazine

1946 Editor, The New Republic

1948 Correspondent, Overseas News Agency; National Correspondent,The Reporter

1962-1986 Board Member, Encyclopaedia Britannica

1986 Died


Thunder out of China (with Annalee Jacoby), 1947.
Fire in the Ashes: Europe in Mid-Century, 1953.
The Mountain Road, 1958.
The View from the Fortieth Floor, 1960.
The Making of the President 1960, 1961.
The Making of the President, 1964, 1965.
The Making of the President, 1968, 1969.
The Making of the President, 1972, 1973.
Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon, 1975.
In Search of History: A Personal Adventure, 1978.
America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President 1956-1980, 1982.

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