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Burton J. Hendrick

Burton Jesse Hendrick (1870–1949), born in Henry Morgenthau, Sr..

He won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Victory at Sea which he co-authored with William Sowden Sims, the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, and the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for The Training of An American.[1]

In 1919 Hendrick published the Age of Big Business, using a series of individual biographies to create an enthusiastic look at the foundation of the corporation in America and the rapid rise of the United States as a world power. After completing the commissioned biography of Andrew Carnegie,[2] Hendrick turned to writing group biographies. There is an obvious gap in the later works published by Hendrick between 1940 and 1946, which is explained by his work on a biography on Andrew Mellon. which was commissioned by the Mellon family, but never published.

At the time of his death, Hendrick was working on a biography of Louise Whitfield Carnegie, the wife of Andrew Carnegie.[2]


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  1. ^ a b Elizabeth A. Brennan; Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 12–.  
  2. ^ a b Edd Applegate (18 April 2008). Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors. Scarecrow Press. pp. 75–.  
  • 'To Cast Them in the Heroic Mold' Court Biographers – The Case of Burton Jesse Hendrick by Dr. Robert J. Rusnak, Rosary College, River Forest, IL copyright 1996.
  • 'Burton Hendrick obituary', New York Times, March 25, 1949.

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