TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Tarrytown’s Sam Tanenhaus.
Tanenhaus, who lives in Tarrytown, turns 59 on Friday.
Tanenhaus, a historian, biographer and journalist, was born Oct. 31, 1955. He is a writer-at-large for The New York Times,
Tanenhaus was an assistant editor at The New York Times from 1997-99 and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair from 1999 to 2004. From April 2004 to April 2013 he was the editor of The New York Times Book Review. He has written many featured articles for that publication, including a 10-year retrospective on the politics of radical centrism. His 1997 biography of Whittaker Chambers won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
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