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Debby Applegate Bio

Debby Applegate spent 20 years researching and writing about Henry Ward Beecher. She first discovered Beecher as an undergraduate in the college archives at Amherst College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She continued her work on the preacher as a Sterling Fellow at Yale, where she earned her Ph.D. in American Studies. Her research over these years spanned from the American Revolution to the Gilded Age, and took her to scores of historical archives and scholarly libraries across the country, from tiny country libraries to ivy-league institutions to the damp basements of elderly Beecher descendants. Her first book, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named one of the best books of 2006 by the New York Times Book Review, NPR’s Fresh Air, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and American Heritage Magazine. Debby has taught at Yale and Wesleyan Universities and currently teaches a master class on writing biography and memoir at the Writing Center at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, the business writer Bruce Tulgan, and serves on the governing boards of the New Haven Review, the Yale Summer Cabaret and the Friends of the Amherst College Library.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Debby Applegate and other top speakers and celebrities.

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