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NY Times Praises "Exhaustive and Engrossing" Work of James B. Stewart '73

NY Times Praises "Exhaustive and Engrossing" Work of James B. Stewart '73

June 14, 2011

93106June 14, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Tangled Webs is James B. Stewart’s engrossing re-examination of a quartet of celebrated federal investigations, all of which culminated in convictions for lying," begins a New York Times review of the latest book by Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, who is a 1973 graduate of DePauw University. "Part of Mr. Stewart’s magic as a writer is that he is both exhaustive and engrossing," opines Scott Turow. "The onrush of facts somehow never overwhelms a steady narrative current."

Turow, the author of Presumed Innocent and the recent sequel, Innocent,  concludes that Stewart's latest offering "is distinguished by indefatigable reporting, consistent narrative drive and admirable balance. I loved it."

Read the complete review at the Times' website.93103

Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America -- From Bernie Madoff to Martha Stewart was released on April 19. The book was previously featured on NBC's Today Show and lauded by Business Week magazine and the Washington Post, among others.

A member of DePauw's Board of Trustees and former chair of the group, James B. Stewart received a Pulitzer Prize for Wall Street Journal articles on the 1987 stock market crash and the insider-trading scandal. Stewart's books include Blood Sport, DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom; as well as Den of Thieves; Blind Eye; and Follow the Story. He received the George Polk Award in 1987 and Gerald Loeb awards in 1987, 1988 and 2006. The San Francisco Examiner called Stewart, who served as editor of The DePauw while a student in Greencastle, "the journalist every journalist would like to be."

89483Jim Stewart was the recipient of DePauw's Young Alumni Award in 1988, an Alumni Citation in 1988, an honorary Doctor of Journalism degree in 1989, and the Old Gold Goblet in 2009. 

He recently joined the New York Times as a columnist.

The San Francisco Opera has commissioned Heart of a Soldier, a new opera based on Stewart's critically acclaimed nonfiction book of the same name, which will premiere in September.  Details can be found in this recent story.