What I planned to do was write the history of different waves of ethnic cleansing between 1880 and 1950 and for various reasons, I recognized that Greiser's life actually spanned all of those waves of ethnic cleansing. Because there were such interesting sources about Greiser it became much more interesting to me to tell the story through his life rather than to do the more dry social history of the different waves of ethnic cleansing."
Listen as Professor Catherine Epstein and Pulitzer-prize wining biographer, William McFeely '52, discuss in fascinating detail the life and rise and fall from power of Arthur Greiser.
An Interview with Professor Catherine Epstein and William McFeely '52
William McFeely '52, and American Studies major at Amherst College, is the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Grant: A Biography, Lincoln-prize winning author of Frederick Douglass, and author of Yankee Stepfather, Sapelo's People, Proximity to Death and Portrait: A Life of Thomas Eakins. He currently resides in Wellfleet, MA and is an Associate of the Humanities Center at Harvard University.