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Steve Twomey - Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to Attack

Program Date: December 5, 2018

Steve Twomey

Steve Twomey speaks on the days leading up to Pearl Harbor and what transpired that could have prevented the disaster. Twomey began his career in journalism as a copyboy at the Chicago Tribune when he was in high school. After graduating from Northwestern University, he began a fourteen-year career at The Philadelphia Inquirer, during which he won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and then worked at The Washington Post for the next thirteen years. More recently, he has written for Smithsonian and other magazines and has taught narrative writing at the graduate schools of New York University and the City University of New York. The ghostwriter of What I Learned When I Almost Died and author of Countdown to Pearl Harbor, Twomey lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Kathleen Carroll. They are the parents of an adult son, Nick, and a spoiled Brittany Spaniel.