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Kai Bird

Kai Bird, American journalist, historian.

Background

  • Bird, Kai was born on September 2, 1951 in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Son of Eugene Hall and Jerine Newhouse Bird.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Carleton College, 1973. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1975.

    Career

    • Associate editor Newsweek International, New York City, 1977, The Nation, New York City, 1978-1982, columnist, 1983-1986, contributing editor, since 1987.

    Works

    • Author: The Chairman: John Jay McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment, 1992, The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy & William Bundy, Brothers in Arms, 1998. Co-author (with Martin J. Sherwin): American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer 2005 (National Book Critics Circle award for biography 2005, Pulitzer Prize for biography, 2006). Co-editor: (anthology) Hiroshima's Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy, 1998.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Gloria Goldmark, June 7, 1975. 1 child, Joshua Kodai Goldmark.
    • father: Eugene Hall
    • mother: Jerine Newhouse Bird
    • spouse: Susan Gloria Goldmark
    • child: Joshua Kodai Goldmark Bird
    Kai Bird
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    Born September 2, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Carleton College
    • 1975
      Northwestern University
    • 1977
      Associate, editor Newsweek International
    • 1978 - 1982
      Associate, editor Newsweek International
    • 1983 - 1986
      Associate, editor Newsweek International
    • 1987
      Associate, editor Newsweek International