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James B. Stewart '73 is Finalist for 'Business Book of the Year' Award

James B. Stewart '73 is Finalist for 'Business Book of the Year' Award

September 20, 2005

james b stewart.jpgSeptember 20, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author James B. Stewart, a 1973 graduate of DePauw and chair of the University's Board of Trustees, is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. The award, which carries a prize of 30,000 pounds ($54,175), will be announced November 21.

"Stewart, a former Wall Street Journal editor and co-author of Den of Thieves, was nominated for DisneyWar, which offers an inside look at Roy Disney's battle with Michael Eisner at Walt Disney Co., the second-biggest U.S. media company," reports Bloomberg News. "Published by Simon & Schuster, the book offers an exhaustive study of the reign of Eisner, who has led Disney since 1984 and plans to step down as stewart disneywar.jpgchief executive officer on Sept. 30."

Other finalists include Thomas Friedman for The World is Flat and Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner for Freakonomics. "Goldman Sachs, the biggest U.S. securities firm by market value, and the Financial Times created the award to highlight books that, in the opinion of the judges, provided 'the most compelling and enjoyable insights into modern business issues.'"

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James B. Stewart was on the DePauw campus last weekend to participate in DePauw Discourse 2005. Learn more about Stewart and DisneyWar in this previous story.