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William Craig (1929–1997)[1] was an American author of fiction and non-fiction.

Writing career


His first book, The Fall of Japan (1968), is a non-fiction account of the last weeks of the Second World War in the Pacific.[2]

Craig's first novel, The Tashkent Crisis (1971), is a Cold War Era thriller about espionage and international politics. His second book on the Second World War, Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, was published in 1973. Incidents from the history were used to structure the movie Enemy at the Gates (2001). Craig's final book was a spy thriller, The Strasbourg Legacy (1975).

Personal life


He married Eleanor Russell, who — as Eleanor Craig — was the bestselling author of four books, including P.S. You're Not Listening (1972).[3] They had four children.[4]

Their second son, William Craig, is the author of Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo (2012).[5]

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