Awards & Winners

William L. Shirer

Date of Birth 23-February-1904
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as William Shirer, William Lawrence Shirer, William I Shirer
Profession Historian, Journalist, Author
William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, Shirer was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists, and he became known for his broadcasts from Berlin, from the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II. With Murrow, he organized the first broadcast world news roundup, a format still followed by news broadcasts. Shirer wrote more than a dozen books beside The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, including Berlin Diary; The Collapse of the Third Republic, which drew on his experience living and working in France from 1925 to 1933; and a three-volume autobiography, Twentieth Century Journey.

Awards by William L. Shirer

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National Book Award for Nonfiction
Honored for : The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Nominations 1961 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich


Peabody Award
(Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News.)