David Laskin
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David Laskin

David Laskin was born in New York in 1953 and educated at Harvard College and New College, Oxford. For the past twenty-five years, Laskin has written books and articles on a wide range of subjects including history, weather, travel, gardens and the natural world. His most recent book, The Children's Blizzard, won the Washington State Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Nonfiction. Laskin's other titles include Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather, Partisans: Marriage, Politics and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals, A Common Life: Four Generations of American Literary Friendship and Influence, and Artists in their Gardens (co-authored with Valerie Easton). A frequent contributor to The New York Times Travel Section, Laskin also writes for the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, and Seattle Metropolitan. He and his wife Kate O'Neill, the parents of three grown daughters, live in Seattle with their two sweet old dogs.

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    • The Children's Blizzard

    • By: David Laskin
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota, the weather so mild that children walked to school without coats and gloves....

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    • True Account of 1888 Prairie Blizzard

    • By Mary Burnight on 01-09-17

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    • The Family

    • Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
    • By: David Laskin
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of 20th-century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family....

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    • Great potential, but doesn't quite make it

    • By Elizabeth on 06-18-14
    • Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
    • By: David Laskin
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-13
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    • The Long Way Home

    • An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
    • By: David Laskin
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    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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    The United States has always been a nation of immigrants---never more so than in 1917 when the nation entered the First World War....

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    • WWI History

    • By Joan on 12-03-12

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