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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian David Herbert Donald Dies

David Herbert Donald, historian of the Civil War and American South revered by peers for his expertise on Abraham David Herbet DonaldLincoln died of heart failure on Sunday, May 17, 2009. He was 88 years old.

Donald who first published a book on the 16th President of the United States 50 years ago, leaves behind a legacy of books on Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, a single-volume biography, was released  in 1996 and became so popular that presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole both claimed to be reading it.

Donald won the Pulitzer Prize twice – first for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War and then for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe.

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