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Nossiter, Bernard D., 1926-1992



  • Existence: 1926 - 1992


Bernard D. Nossiter was born April 10, 1926 in New York City. He served in the Army during World War II, attending the University of Maine and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute under the Army Specialized Training Program. He graduated form Dartmouth College in 1947 where he was co-editor of "The Dartmouth Log," a war-time version of "The Dartmouth" and was a stringer for United Press International, "The Boston Post" and the "New York Times". In 1949, Nossiter received his MA in Economics from Harvard in 1949. After brief stints working for "The Worcester Telegram," "The Wall Street Journal," and "Fortune Magazine," and 18 months of active duty in the Army during the Korean Crisis, Nossiter became a reporter for "The New York World Telegram and Sun." He left that job in 1955 to become the National Economics Correspondence at the "Washington Post," taking a year off to accept a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. His first book, "The Mythmaker: AN Essay on Power and Wealth," was published in 1964 and he was promoted to European Economics Correspondent. From 1967-1968, Nossiter was the "Washington Post's" Asian correspondent and from 1971-1979 their London correspondent. He published "Soft State: A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India" in 1970 and his most controversial book "Britain: A Future That Works" during the time he was in London. In 1979, Nossiter joined the "New York Times" as its United Nations Bureau Chief. He retired from newspaper work to become a freelance writer in 1983.He published two more books "The Global Struggle for More: Third World Conflicts with Rich Nations" (1987) and "Fat Years and Lean: The American Economy Since Roosevelt" (1990). Nossiter died on June 24, 1992.

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Bernard Nossiter papers

Identifier: MS-807
Date(s): 1947 to 1990

Bernard D. Nossiter (1926-1992), journalist and writer. Dartmouth College Class of 1947. The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material related to his career.

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