New York Times: Applegate (1989) Wins Pulitzer for Beecher (1834) Bio

Submitted by Paul S. Statt

Debby Applegate '89 Wins Pulitzer Prize for Biography
The New York Times, April 17

"In the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts...Debby Applegate won the biography prize for “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.”

Before He Was Famous
Amherst Magazine Fall/Winter 2006

At one time, preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, Class of 1834, was the most famous man in America, as well-known as Oprah Winfrey is today. But first, he arrived at Amherst as a shy freshman, Bible in hand.
By Debby Applegate ’89