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Charles Kaiser was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up there and in Albany, N.Y., Dakar, Senegal, London, England and Windsor, Conn. He is a former writer for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. His articles have also appeared in New York, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Observer, among many other publications. He has taught at Columbia and Princeton, where he was the Ferris Professor of Journalism. In 1968 he was a volunteer in the McCarthy campaign and a freshman at Columbia University.

1968 In America was first published in 1988.   It is available from Grove/Atlantic, as is Kaiser's other book, The Gay Metropolis.

He is completing The Cost of Courage, about a French family in the Resistance in Paris during World War II.

Kaiser lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  He can be reached at

For more information about Charles Kaiser, please visit his web site

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