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"Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory." -- Justin Kaplan
Justin Kaplan (September 5, 1925, New York) is an American writer and editor.

Kaplan received his bachelor of science degree from Harvard University in 1945. After pursuing a post-graduate degree for two years, he left graduate school to work for the publishing house Simon & Schuster, where he eventually became a senior editor.

Kaplan left publishing for writing in 1959 and began work on his first biography, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, a study of the famous author that was published in 1966. The book was a tremendous critical success, winning both the Pulitzer Prize for biography and a National Book Award in 1967. He followed this up with two more well-received biographies, Lincoln Steffens, A Biography (1974), and Walt Whitman, A Life (1980), which won an American Book Award. He also edited several anthologies and the 16th and 17th editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1992, 2002).

Kaplan married author Anne Bernays in 1954. The two have written a double memoir entitled Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York, as well as a 1997 book The Language of Names. Kaplan and Bernays live in Cambridge and Truro, Massachusetts.

Kaplan's most recent book is When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age (2006).

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Total Books: 36
When the Astors Owned New York Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
2007 - When the Astors Owned New York Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452288584
ISBN-10: 0452288584
Genres: Business & Money, History
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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When the Astors Owned New York  Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
2006 - When the Astors Owned New York Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670037698
ISBN-10: 0670037699
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 9

Bartlett's Shakespeare Quotations
2005 - Bartlett's Shakespeare Quotations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316014199
ISBN-10: 0316014192
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Christian Books & Bibles
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Lincoln Steffens  A Biography
2004 - Lincoln Steffens a Biography (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743266703
ISBN-10: 0743266706
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Walt Whitman  A Life
2003 - Walt Whitman a Life [Perennial Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060535117
ISBN-10: 0060535113
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Back Then  Two Literary Lives in 1950s New York
2003 - Back Then Two Literary Lives in 1950s New York (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060958053
ISBN-10: 0060958057
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Mr Clemens and Mark Twain A Biography
2003 - Mr Clemens and Mark Twain a Biography (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743251396
ISBN-10: 0743251393
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Back Then Two Lives in 1950s New York
2002 - Back Then Two Lives in 1950s New York (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060198558
ISBN-10: 0060198559
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Language of Names  What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters
1999 - The Language of Names What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684838670
ISBN-10: 0684838672
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Harper American Literature Single Volume Edition
1998 - Harper American Literature Single Volume Edition [3rd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321012692
ISBN-10: 0321012690
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Harper American Literature Volume I
1997 - Harper American Literature Volume I [2nd Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780065009644
ISBN-10: 0065009649
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
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Harper American Literature Volume II
1997 - Harper American Literature Volume II [2nd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780065009651
ISBN-10: 0065009657
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1994 - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Everyman Paperback Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780460874656
ISBN-10: 0460874659
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mr Clemens and Mark Twain
1991 - Mr Clemens and Mark Twain (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671748074
ISBN-10: 0671748076
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

The Best American Essays 1990
1990 - The Best American Essays 1990 [Best American Essays] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780899199375
ISBN-10: 0899199372
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3

Lincoln Steffens A Biography
1988 - Lincoln Steffens a Biography [A Touchstone book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671220358
ISBN-10: 0671220357
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
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Born to trouble One hundred years of Huckleberry Finn
1985 - Born to Trouble One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn [The Center for the Book viewpoint series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780844404943
ISBN-10: 0844404942
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pocket Aristotle
1983 - Pocket Aristotle [Enriched Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671463779
ISBN-10: 0671463772
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Mark Twain And His World
1982 - Mark Twain and His World (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517548837
ISBN-10: 0517548836
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Walt Whitman A Life
1982 - Walt Whitman a Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553013641
ISBN-10: 0553013645
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Lincoln Steffens
1974 - Lincoln Steffens (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671215927
ISBN-10: 0671215922
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
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1951 - Dialogues of Plato [Jowett Translations] (Paperback)
Harper American Literature Native Son [Textbook and Paper Packaged Together] (Paperback)