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William Raymond Manchester Net Worth

William Raymond Manchester Net Worth is
$1 Million

William Raymond Manchester Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

William Raymond Manchester was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. He was a writer, known for American Caesar (1983), Gooseberry Island (2009) and Goodyear Playhouse (1951). He was married to Julia Brown Marshall. He died on June 1, 2004 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
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Date Of BirthApril 1, 1922
Place Of BirthAttleboro, Massachusetts, USA
ProfessionWriter
Star SignAries
#Fact
1Was personally selected by Jackie Kennedy to write the official account of JFK's assassination. The book, Death of a President, was an instant bestseller.
2While digging a foxhole during the battle Guadalcanal, Manchester uncovered a buried cache of Japanese rice wine which he shared with his squad. Manchester's own bottle, however, contained liquor of a higher proof and he quickly passed out on the open ground. That night the unit was subjected to heavy shelling and machine gun fire, but Manchester was not hit once.
3Chronicled his wartime his experiences in a book, Goodbye Darkness.
4His Marine Corps nickname was "Slim".
5During the battle for Tarawa, Manchester's squad was pinned down behind a seawall. A new lieutenant came in with a load of replacements and tried to whip the men into a charge against the Japanese machine guns. Manchester refused point-blank. The lieutenant then jumped up to show how easy it would be, and was instantly killed by enemy fire.
6Attained the rank of Sergeant in the USMC.
7His biography of Winston Churchill was intended to be written in three parts. But the third volume, Defender of the Realm, was never finished.
8Was mentored by H.L. Mencken.
9Served in the Pacific Theater in World War II, taking part in the battles of Tarawa, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa.
10Served in the United States Marine Corps.
11Well-known biographer of important historical and political figures.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gooseberry Island2009story
American Caesar1983TV Mini-Series documentary book
Goodyear Playhouse1955TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Press1967TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies


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