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Harrison E. Salisbury
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(November 14, 1908-July 5, 1993) Born Harrison Evans Salisbury in Minneapolis, Minnesota; graduated from University of Minnesota in 1930. In 1928 took job as reporter for Minneapolis Journal. After college joined United Press International, working as reporter, London manager, Moscow manager, and foreign editor. From 1949 to 1954 served as New York Times Moscow correspondent; received Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for articles on Soviet Union. Later based in New York as reporter (1955-61), national editor (1962-64), assistant managing editor (1964-70), and op-ed page editor (1971-75). Covered southern civil rights movement in 1960. In addition to two novels, The Northern Palmyra Affair (1962) and The Gates of Hell (1975), and a book of photographs, Children of Russia (1967), he is the author of: Russia on the Way (1946), Americans in Russia (1955), The Shook-up Generation (1958), To Moscow-and Beyond: A Reporter's Narrative (1960), Moscow Journal: The End of Stalin (1961), A New Russia (1962), The Key to Moscow (1963), Russia (1965), Orbit of China (1967), Behind the Lines-Hanoi (1967), The Coming War Between Russia and China (1969), The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad (1969), The Many Americans Shall Be One (1971), To Peking-and Beyond: A Report on the New Asia (1973), Travels around America (1976), Black Night, White Snow: Russia's Revolutions, 1905-1917 (1978), The Unknown War (1978), Russia in Revolution: 1900-1930 (1978), Without Fear or Favor: The New York Times and Its Times (1980), China: 100 Years of Revolution (1983), A Journey for Our Times: A Memoir (1983), The Long March: The Untold Story (1985), A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time (1988), The Great Black Dragon Fire: A Chinese Inferno (1989), Tienanmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June (1989), The New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng (1992), and the posthumous Heroes of My Time (1993).

Also see the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia University, where Harrison Salisbury's papers are held. This webpage leads to a brief biography of Harrison Salisbury, along with a finding aid for his papers.