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Monday 23 April 2007

Latest from AP: Distinguished author David Halberstam dies

Words by Susan Abraham

The distinguished and prolific American author, journalist and historian David Halberstam, 73, was killed instantly in a car crash in Menlo Park, 25 miles south of San Francisco last night while being driven to an interview, in a Toyota Camry by a young journalism student who escaped serious injuries. The Toyota had been broadsided by a Sedan, as it was making a left turn across opposing traffic.

Halberstam, a Harvard graduate from a wealthy family, won the Pulitizer Prize in 1964 for his work as a war correspondent in Vietnam. He continued to write a series of political and sport bestsellers in an illustrious career that spanned 50 years and had started work on a book on the 1958 NFL Championship. Halberstam had also just completed another on the Korean War, called The Coldest Winter, which was due out later this year. Read the latest from Associated Press HERE.