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Samuel Lynn Hynes (born August 29, 1924) is an author. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Soldiers' Tale in 1998. Samuel Hynes was born in Chicago. He attended the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
and Columbia University.[1] Hynes served as a Marine Corps
Marine Corps
pilot from 1943 until 1946 and in 1952 and 1953. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.[1] He discussed his experiences as a pilot in the documentary series The War by Ken Burns (2007).[2] Burns interviewed Hynes again for The Vietnam War (2017), where Hynes discussed his experiences at Northwestern University during its anti-Vietnam War protests. Hynes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
Royal Society of Literature
and Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature emeritus at Princeton University. His other books include A War Imagined,[3] and The Growing Seasons.[1] The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in October 2014.[4] Alex Preston (born 1979), British author and journalist, and his brother Samuel Preston (1982) lead singer of English band The Ordinary Boys, are among his grandsons.[5][6] References[edit]

^ a b c "Samuel Hynes". Bloomsbury. Retrieved 21 November 2013.  ^ Sam Hynes ^ Hynes, Samuel Lynn (1991). A war imagined: the First World War and English culture. Atheneum. ISBN 978-0-689-12128-9.  ^ "Five Under-The-Radar Reads From Librarian Nancy Pearl," NPR, December 19, 2014. ^ Carole Cadwalladr (19 July 2009). "Interview with Preston, former singer with the Ordinary Boys and now launching a solo career". The Observer. UK. Retrieved 22 October 2011.  ^ "Fifteen minutes with Samuel Preston, singer_guitarist_songwriter with The Ordinary Boys
The Ordinary Boys
and fan of Morrissey". Julie Hamill. February 20, 2013. Retrieved 7 June

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