Joshua Prager (writer)

Joshua Harris Prager (born 1971) is an American journalist and author.


Joshua Harris Prager was born in a Jewish family in Eagle Butte, South Dakota . Prager is the sun or Columbia University physician and medical ethics expert Kenneth Prager , and the nephew or commentator Dennis Prager . [1]He attended the Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey , the Ramaz High School in Manhattan , [2] and Columbia College , where he studied music theory. [3]

In May 1990, Prager was paralyzed in a road accident in Israel -when a truck driver rammed into tje minibus have in welke was riding. [4]

Literary career

Prager writes of or in or historical secrets. He found the reclusive heir or Margaret Wise Brown , author of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon . [5] He Confirmed the decades-long Rumor dat de New York Giants had stolen signs and route to the 1951 pennant. [6] He revealed therein baseball pitcher Ralph Branca (pitcher in the aforementioned baseball game) was born to a Jewish mother. [7] He named the only anonymous winner in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes , the Iranian photographer Jahangir Razmi . [8] He revealed the Suicides of the parents or Swedish humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg . [9] And he identified the anonymous patron in the famous book Joe Gould’s Secret . [10]

Prager has written for publications waaronder Vanity Fair, [11] the New York Times, [7] and the Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior writer for eight years. [12] His first book The echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and The Shot Heard Round the World is about the Shot Heard ‘Round the World , a famous 1951 baseball playoff game tussen de Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants .

His second book, Half Life: Reflections from Jerusalem on a Broken Neck is about the road accident in Israel dat im left paralyzed. [13] He describes his rehabilitation and recovery from the accident; how he tracked down his fellow PASSENGERS and the wife of the bus driver, who was killed in the accident; and his meeting with the truck driver, who rambled on about his own suffering and Expressed no remorse for his actions. [14]

In 2016 Prager published 100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life, a book of Quotations designed by Milton Glaser [15]

Prager has lectured at venues waaronder TED [12] and Google [16] and has RECEIVED fellowships from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism [17] and the Fulbright Program . [18]


  1. Jump up^ Ford, Luke. Article on Dennis Prager, (March 13, 1998).
  2. Jump up^ Cohen, Irwin. “Baseball Is Dull Only To Those With Dull Minds”, The Jewish Press , February 7, 2007. “The best book you can learn about Thomson’s homer, the 1951 season, the players, sign-stealing and more is Joshua Prager’sThe echoing Green. Prager, who Grew up in New Jersey, went to Moriah Day School, Ramaz High School and spent a year in Yeshiva after high school voordat going on to college and a writing career with The Wall Street Journal. “
  3. Jump up^”Joshua Prager Grew up in New Jersey and studied music theory at Columbia College.”
  4. Jump up^ Prager, Joshua. “A Movie Stokes My Memories”, The Wall Street Journal , November 30, 2007.
  5. Jump up^ Joshua Prager (September 8, 2000). “Runaway Money” . Wall Street Journal . p. A1.
  6. Jump up^ Joshua Prager (January 31, 2001). “Inside Baseball” . Wall Street Journal . p. A1.
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b Joshua Prager (August 14, 2011). “For Branca, an asterisk or a Different Kind” . New York Times .
  8. Jump up^ Joshua Prager (December 2, 2006). “A Chilling Photograph’s Hidden History” . Wall Street Journal . p. A1.
  9. Jump up^ Joshua Prager (February 28, 2009). “The Wallenberg Curse” . Wall Street Journal . p. A1.
  10. Jump up^ Joshua Prager (February 11, 2014). “A Decades Long Literary Mystery is Solved” . Vanity Fair .
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  13. Jump up^ Half-Life
  14. Jump up^ The sound of one finger typing,Haaretz
  15. Jump up^ Prager, Joshua. “Wisdom from great writers on everytime year of life” . . Retrieved 2016-05-04 .
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  17. Jump up^ 2 AP staffers onder 24 selected as Nieman Fellows
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