The well-known author, journalist, and columnist Thomas L. Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes. He is the author of five number-one bestsellers, including The World Is Flat and From Beirut to Jerusalem. Friedman started his career as a reporter for United Press International (UPI) in London before working as a journalist for the civil war in Beirut. He then became the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of The New York Times, covering the first Palestinian intifada and receiving his second Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. He had previously worked as a business correspondent for The New York Times.
The 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction went to Friedman's book From Beirut to Jerusalem, which also took home the Overseas Press Club Award for the best book on foreign affairs. It was a bestseller for almost a year. He later traveled extensively while serving as The New York Times' Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Washington, D.C., where he covered the departure of the Cold War and Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Then, before taking up his current position as the Times' Foreign Affairs writer since 1995, he worked as the Chief White House Correspondent and the International Economics Correspondent.
Friedman has produced films for the joint venture between the New York Times and Discovery Channel in addition to his literary works. Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America, his most recent book, earned his sixth straight bestseller. In addition to examining the effects of finance, globalization, ecology, biodiversity, and technology, Friedman is renowned for his distinctive perspective on international politics. For his contributions, he has received honors such as the prestigious Overseas Press Club Award and the Pulitzer Prize for outstanding analysis on the threat posed by terrorism globally. The books of Friedman, which have been translated into numerous languages, are frequently used in colleges and universities.
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Journalist-Print, Journalist-Television, Male, Age Group-60's+, American