Thomas Powers bio

1. Name: Thomas Powers
2. Title: Journalist, and Author
3. Biography: Thomas Powers is a journalist and author on the topics of intelligence and terrorism.

After graduating from Yale University with a degree in English in 1964, Powers worked as a newspaper journalist then a freelance writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 along with Lucinda Franks for their piece on revolutionary Diana Oughton, titled “Making of a Terrorist.”

Dating back to 1970 through the present, Powers has written for numerous publications including New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone, along with several books.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Recipient, Olive Branch Award, 1984
  • Columnist, Commonweal magazine, 1976-1982
  • Recipient, National Intelligence Study Center annual book award, 1980
  • Recipient, Pulitzer Prize, National Reporting, 1971
  • Journalist, 1964-1970
5. Education:
  • B.A., Yale University, 1964
6. Published Works:
  • The Military Error: Baghdad and Beyond in America’s War of Choice, 2008
  • Intelligence Wars, 2002
  • The Confirmation, 2000
  • Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb, 1994
  • The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA, 1979
7. Contact info: Book Publisher
New York Times Review of Books
Phone: (212) 757-8070