Daniel Ford

Daniel Ford (1931 -) is an American journalist, novelist, and historian. The son of Patrick and Anne Ford, he attended public schools in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, graduating in 1950 from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He was educated at the University of New Hampshire (A.B. 1954) and the University of Manchester (Fulbright Scholar, 1954-55).

Ford served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg and in Orleans, France. Following an apprenticeship at The Overseas Weekly in Frankfurt, Germany, he became a free-lance writer in Durham, New Hampshire. He received a Stern Fund Magazine Writers' Award (1964) for his dispatches from South Vietnam, published in The Nation; a Verville Fellowship (1989-90) at the National Air and Space Museum to work with Japanese accounts of the air war in Southeast Asia); and an Aviation - Space Writers' Association Award of Excellence (1992) for his history of the Flying Tigers. He is best known for his Flying Tigers research and for the Vietnam novel that became the Burt Lancaster film, Go Tell the Spartans.


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