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
Hynes served as a
Marine Corps pilot from 1943 until 1946 and in 1952
and 1953. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He discussed
his experiences as a pilot in the documentary series The War by Ken
Burns (2007). 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, and The Growing Seasons. The
Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War published by
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2014.
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.
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^ 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
The Ordinary Boys
The Ordinary Boys and fan of Morrissey". Julie Hamill. February
20, 2013. Retrieved 7 June