(A biography of Ivan IV, the Terrible, the first Russian r...)
A biography of Ivan IV, the Terrible, the first Russian ruler to use the title Czar and who ranks as an outstanding ruler though he committed great cruelties
Thomas Butson began his career in copy at New Zealand’s Truth, followed by positions at The Toronto Star. In 1968 he began to work at The New York Times as member of the editorial staff, including positions as editor of “The Week in Review” and editor at the foreign desk and news desk. He worked at The New York Times until 1992. In 1985 Thomas Butson wrote English-language biography of Mikhail Gorbachev. He also wrote such books as The Tsar’s Lieutenant, the Soviet Marshal, Ivan the Terrible.
In 1992 Butson and his wife bought the ailing 59-year-old Greenwich Village paper The Villager and resumed publishing, saving it from vanishing from existence. Elizabeth Butson was the publisher and Tom Butson was the editor. In the next seven years, they transformed a moribund paper into a thriving community weekly. Thomas Butson was also co-owner and editor of Downtown Expres from 1995 to 1999.
Thomas Butson married Elizabeth Margaritas. It is his second marriage, however, there is no information about his first wife. Thomas Butson has four children. Miles, Thomas Jr., Jennifer from his first marriage, and Alex from his second marriage.