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Kati Marton is an American author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant 1971 in her 20s, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books.

She is the former chairwoman of the International Women's Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch and the New America Foundation.

She has received several honors for her reporting, including the 2001 Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, the 2002 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, the George Foster Peabody Award (presented to WCAU-TV, Philadelphia in 1973) and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary...the country's highest civilian honor. Marton is also a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.

Marton was born in Hungary, the daughter of UPI reporter Ilona Marton and award-winning AP reporter Endre Marton. Her parents survived the Holocaust of World War II but never spoke about it. Her parents served nearly two years in prison on false charges of espionage for the U.S. and Kati and her older sister were placed in the care of strangers. Raised a Roman Catholic, she only learned late in life and by accident from a third party that her grandparents were Jews who were murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp. Among the many honors her parents received for their reporting on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was the George Polk Award. The family ultimately fled Hungary following the revolution and settled in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where Marton attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

She studied at the Sorbonne, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Growing up in Hungary, she had a French nanny, so she was raised speaking both Hungarian and French, learning American English when her family moved to America. She has a master's degree in international relations from George Washington University. Peter Jennings was her second husband. Her first husband was Carroll Wetzel, now a retired international investment banker from Philadelphia. Jennings and Marton had two children together. On August 13, 1993, Jennings and Marton publicly announced their separation in Newsday. She has been married since 1995 to diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

Her latest book, Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America, released in 2009, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in 2010 and is soon to be the subject of a major motion picture. This latest book covers Marton's discoveries about her journalist parents, mostly but not all positive in nature, after filing for access to the files kept by secret police in Budapest.

Marton has joined the faculty of Bard College.

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Total Books: 33
True Believer Stalin's Last American Spy
True Believer Stalin's American Spy
2016 - True Believer Stalin's American Spy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781476763767
ISBN-10: 1476763763
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Paris A Love Story
2013 - Paris a Love Story (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781451691559
ISBN-10: 1451691556
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Paris  A Love Story A Memoir
2012 - Paris a Love Story a Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410453587
ISBN-10: 1410453588
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Paris A Love Story A Memoir
2012 - Paris a Love Story a Memoir (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781470832322
ISBN-10: 1470832321
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Wallenberg The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved the Jews of Budapest
2011 - Wallenberg the Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved the Jews of Budapest [Centenary Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611453379
ISBN-10: 1611453372
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Enemies of the People My Family's Journey to America
2010 - Enemies of the People My Family's Journey to America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416586135
ISBN-10: 141658613X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Die Flucht der Genies
2010 - Die Flucht Der Genies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783821862194
ISBN-10: 382186219X
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The Great Escape Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
Hidden Power  Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History
2002 - Hidden Power Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385721882
ISBN-10: 0385721889
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

Hidden Power Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History
2002 - Hidden Power Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History [G K Hall Large Print American History Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780783897615
ISBN-10: 0783897618
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Hidden Power  Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History
2001 - Hidden Power Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780739300008
ISBN-10: 0739300008
Genre: History
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A Death in Jerusalem
1996 - A Death in Jerusalem (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781559703529
ISBN-10: 1559703520
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Wallenberg  Missing Hero
1995 - Wallenberg Missing Hero (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781559702768
ISBN-10: 1559702761
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A Death in Jerusalem The Assassination by Jewish Extremists of the First Arab/Israeli
Polk Conspiracy The
1992 - Polk Conspiracy The (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812920475
ISBN-10: 0812920473
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Polk Conspiracy Murder and Cover-Up in the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk
1990 - The Polk Conspiracy Murder and Cover-up in the Case of Cbs News Correspondent George Polk (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374135539
ISBN-10: 0374135533
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Wallenberg
1982 - Wallenberg (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394523606
ISBN-10: 0394523601
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Attacks on the Press in 1996
Attacks on the Press in 1996 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780944823163
ISBN-10: 0944823165
Genre: Nonfiction
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A np ellensgei - Csaldom regnye
A Np Ellensgei - Csaldom Regnye [The Enemies of the People] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789631358827
ISBN-10: 9631358828
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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