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Christopher Charles Herbert Lehmann-Haupt

Christopher Charles Herbert Lehmann-Haupt, British, American book reviewer. Board trustees Putney School; Member of Century.

Background

  • Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher Charles Herbert was born on June 14, 1934 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arrived in United States, 1934. Son of Hellmut Otto Emil and Letitia Jane H. (Grierson) Lehmann-H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1956. Master of Fine Arts in Theatre History and Dramatic Criticism, Yale University, 1959.

    Career

    • Editor A.S. Barnes & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1961-1962, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York City, 1962-1963. Senior editor Dial Press, 1963-1965. Member staff New York Times Book Review, 1965-1969.

      Senior daily book reviewer New York Times, 1969-1995, daily book reviewer, 1995-2000, chief obituary writer, since 2000. Assistant professor literature City University of New York, 1973—1975.

    Works

    • A Crooked Man
    • After a chilling threat against his young son, Senator Nick Schlafer struggles with unseen enemies, probes his teenage daughter's death under suspicious circumstances, and uncovers the dark underside of Washington politics and the horror of power gone awry.
    • A Crooked Man
    • After a chilling threat against his young son, Senator Nick Schlafer struggles with unseen enemies, probes his teenage daughter's death under suspicious circumstances, and uncovers the dark underside of Washington politics and the horror of power gone awry.
    • The Mad Cook Of Pymatuning
    • Set at a boys' camp in the 1950s, this is a wicked, suspenseful, and deeply original coming-of-age story about a summer gone terribly awry.

    Membership

    Board trustees Putney School. Member of Century.

    Connections

    • Married Natalie Robins, October 3, 1965. Children: Rachel Louise, Noah Christopher.
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    Born June 14, 1934
    • 1956
      Swarthmore College
    • 1959
      Yale University
    • 1961 - 1962
      Editor A.S. Barnes & Company
    • 1962 - 1963
      Editor A.S. Barnes & Company
      Holt, Michigan, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      senior, editor Dial Press
    • 1965 - 1969
      member, staff New York Times Book Review
    • 1969 - 1995
      senior, daily book reviewer New York Times
    • 1995
      senior, daily book reviewer New York Times
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