A biographer of Eisenhower, Lindbergh, and Adlai Stevenson as well
as a novelist, Kenneth S. Davis was awarded the prestigious Francis
Parkman Prize for FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, which was also a
nominee for the National Book Award. In addition, his next two
volumes on FDR were both chosen as among the ten best books of the
year by "The New York Times."
A graduate of Kansas State University, with a master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin and an honorary doctorate of letters from Assumption College, Davis was a journalism instructor at New York University, a war correspondent attached to General Eisenhower's headquarters, special assistant to Milton Eisenhower, the president of Kansas State University, a member of the State Department's UNESCO relations staff, editor of The Newberry Library Bulletin in Chicago, adjunct professor of English at Clark University, and an adjunct professor of history at both Kansas University and Kansas State University. Kenneth S. Davis died in June 1999.
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