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San Antonio-born NICK KOTZ is a renowned author, journalist, and historian whose work has received top honors in his field, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence, the Raymond Clapper Memorial Award, the National Magazine Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award. With subjects ranging from labor unions to the civil rights movement, Kotz's books focus on a broad range of issues in American history, while simultaneously challenging the nation's present. Kotz earned a degree from Dartmouth College, did graduate studies at the London School of Economics, and continued his commitment to education by serving as a distinguished adjunct professor at the American University School of Communications and completing a semester as the Senior Journalist in Residency at Duke University. He now lives with his wife, author Mary Lynn Kotz, on their cattle farm in Broad Run, Virginia.