Kai Bird, American journalist, historian.
Bird, Kai was born on September 2, 1951 in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Son of Eugene Hall and Jerine Newhouse Bird.
Bachelor in History, Carleton College, 1973. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1975.
Associate editor Newsweek International, New York City, 1977, The Nation, New York City, 1978-1982, columnist, 1983-1986, contributing editor, since 1987.
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.
Married Susan Gloria Goldmark, June 7, 1975. 1 child, Joshua Kodai Goldmark.
Jerine Newhouse Bird
Susan Gloria Goldmark
Joshua Kodai Goldmark Bird