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|Birth:||5th July, 1890|
|Death:||13th February, 1954|
|Profession:||Author, Editor, Historian|
Frederick Lewis Allen was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was the editor of Harper's Magazine and also notable as an American historian of the first half of the twentieth century. His specialty was writing about what was at the time recent and popular history. He studied at Groton, graduated from Harvard University in 1912 and received his Master's in 1913. He was managing editor of The Century in 1916. He began working for Harper's in 1923, becoming editor-in-chief in 1941. His most famous book was the enormously popular Only Yesterday, which chronicled American life in the 1920s. Since Yesterday, a sort of sequel that covered the Depression of the 1930s, was also a bestseller. His last and most ambitious book, The Big Change, was a social history of the United States from 1900 to 1950.
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