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David E. Hoffman

David Emanuel Hoffman is an American writer and journalist, a contributing editor to The Washington Post. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for a book about the legacy of the nuclear arms race.[1]


  • Journalism 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Hoffman was born in

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  1. ^ a b "The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Nonfiction". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 20, 2013. With short biography and publisher's description.
  2. ^ "David E. Hoffman". Goodreads (



Hoffman's first book was published by PublicAffairs in 2002, The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia. He won the annual Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2010 for his second book, The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday, 2009). The Prize citation termed it "a well documented narrative that examines the terrifying doomsday competition between two superpowers and how weapons of mass destruction still imperil humankind."[1]

After reporting on the State Department, he became Jerusalem bureau chief for The Washington Post in 1992. After studying Russian at Oxford University, he began six years in Moscow. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Moscow bureau chief, and later as foreign editor and assistant managing editor for foreign news.


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