Student, Drakes Secretarial College, 1923. Doctor of Letters, St. Bonaventure University, 1958. Doctor of Letters, Belmont Abbey College, 1968.
Doctor of Letters, St. Peter's College, 1978. Doctor of Letters, St. Thomas of Villanova University, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary)(honorary).
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he dropped out of school after eighth grade. In 1930, Bishop got a job as a cub reporter at New York Daily Mirror, where he worked until 1943, when he joined Collier"s magazine. He remained there until 1945.
Bishop wrote a biography of Hellinger in 1952.
From 1946 to 1948, Bishop was executive editor of Liberty magazine, he then was director of the literary department at the Music Corporation of America until 1951. In 1957, he started his column, Jim Bishop: Reporter, with King Features Syndicate, which continued until 1983.
lieutenant also landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents. Bishop spent the remainder of his career writing biographical books about notable figures and Christian-themed books
The Day Lincoln Was Shot was published in 1955 and became an instant best-seller.
Bishop also wrote The Day Christ Died, The Day Christ Was Born, and The Day Kennedy Was Shot. Perhaps his most critically acclaimed book was Franklin Delano Roosevelt"s Last Year: April 1944 – April 1945, which brought to public awareness the secrecy that surrounded President Franklin Doctorate. Roosevelt"s declining health during World World War World War II
The Day Lincoln Was Shot was dramatized on television twice, first as a 1956 live special starring Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln and shown on the Ford Star Jubilee anthology series, and again as a 1998 made-for-television film starring Lance Henriksen as Lincoln. The Day Christ Died was made into a television film in 1980, starring Chris Sarandon as Jesus Christ, and Keith Michell as Pontius Pilate.
( The Golden Ham, first published in 1956, recounts the c...)
(Presents a detailed retelling of the events of Christ's b...)
(Using primary source material such as newspapers, politic...)
(Bishop renews our sense of wonder about the "greatest sto...)
( The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minut...)
( "This is a book about the most dramatic day in the hist...)
("To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with...)
(The story of the birth of Christ retold with imagination ...)
(ISBN: inside the book & on the outside of boards are: 051...)
(Three complete novels, two short stories, and three excer...)
( A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John ...)
(A reissue of the classic retelling of the Nativity. "Writ...)
(Published by Harper & Bros., 1960, this 2nd edition hardc...)
(Pre-Owned....The Birth Of The United States...... Ships W...)
Married Elinor Margaret Dunning, June 14, 1930 (deceased October 1957). Children: Virginia Lee, Gayle Peggy. Married Elizabeth Kelly Stone, May, 1961.
Children: Karen, Kathleen.