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Stanley Karnow, a Pulitzer winner famous for his coverage of the Vietnam War and writing on the history of the Philippines, died Sunday morning at his home in Potomac, M.D. at the age of 87. He died of congestive heart failure.
The Washington Post reported Karnow covered the Vietnam War for Time Magazine, The Washington Post and other publications. Later he worked on an epic PBS documentary series called Vietnam: A History, which released in 1983. Vietnam became one of the most widely viewed public-television documentaries, winning six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and a George Polk Award. The companion book, Vietnam: A History sold millions of copies and was highly acclaimed.
Karnow received a Pulitzer Prize for History in 1990 with his book In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines. The book details the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) and America’s occupation of the island.
His other books include Man and China: From Revolution to Revolution in 1972, which was nominated for a National Book Award and Paris in the Fifties: a memoir in 1997, which is about his own experiences in Paris back in the 1950s, according to The Wrap.