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W.E.B. Du Bois

A Biography 1868-1963

David Levering Lewis


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2001)
Paperback (12/15/1994)
Paperback (2/1/1995)
Hardcover (10/1/2000)
Hardcover (8/4/2009)


The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of W. E. B. Du Bois from renowned scholar David Levering Lewis, now in one condensed and updated volume

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois—the premier architect of the civil rights movement in America—was a towering and controversial personality, a fiercely proud individual blessed with the language of the poet and the impatience of the agitator. Now, David Levering Lewis has carved one volume out of his superlative two-volume biography of this monumental figure that set the standard for historical scholarship on this era. In his magisterial prose, Lewis chronicles Du Bois's long and storied career, detailing the momentous contributions to our national character that still echo today.
W.E.B. Du Bois is a 1993 and 2000 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction and the winner of the 1994 and 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

Praise For W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography 1868-1963

“Splendid . . . A landmark of American scholarship. Lewis develops the most convincing portrayal ever written of Du Bois.” —The Washington Post

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805088052, 912pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2009

About the Author

David Levering Lewis is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the two-volume biography of W. E. B. Du Bois. He has been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, Lewis lives in Manhattan and Stanfordville, New York, with his wife.