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Gerald Posner

Gerald Posner, American author, lawyer. Recipient Political Book award Washington Monthly, 1993; finalist Pulitzer prize in history, 1993. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, National Writers Union (member advisory board), Committee to Protect Journalists, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Posner, Gerald was born on May 20, 1954 in San Francisco. Son of Gerald Gerard and Gloria Lillian (Pagannini) Posner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1975; Juris Doctor cum laude, University California, San Francisco, 1978.

    Career

    • Litigation associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1978-1980. Partner Posner & Ferrara, 1981-1986, of counsel, since 1985. Author, freelance journalist, since 1986.

    Works

    • Mengele: The Complete Story
    • Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death.

    Membership

    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, National Writers Union (member advisory board), Committee to Protect Journalists, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Trisha Denise Levene, April 27, 1984.
    • mother: Gloria Lillian (Pagannini) Posner
    • spouse: Trisha Denise Levene
    • father: Gerald Gerard Posner
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    Born March 20, 1954
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1975
      University California
    • 1978
      University California
    • 1978 - 1980
      Litigation associate, Cravath
    • 1986
      author