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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (October 15, 1917–February 28, 2007) born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger, was an American historian and social critic whose work explored the American liberalism of political leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration, from the transition period to the president's state funeral, titled A Thousand Days.