T. R. Fehrenbach, Distinguished Historian, Dead at 88

T.R. Fehrenbach, the distinguished historian, author and decorated World War II and Korean military veteran, has died at the age of 88. He was the author of eighteen nonfiction books, several of which have been put back into print by E-Reads.

After the Korean War Fehrenbach began his writing career with a science fiction story, Remember the Alamo, but it was his history of the Korean War, This Kind of War, that established him as a formidable historian despite the fact that he had no formal academic training. That did not prevent him from producing a history of Texas, Lone Star, that is considered the best single-volume work about the state ever written. Those works were followed by histories of Mexico, Swiss banks, The Battle of Anzio, and the US Marines, among others. He wrote a popular and long-running column for the San Antonio Express-News.

He won many civilian awards and honors. Gov. Rick Perry in 2001 named Fehrenbach commissioner emeritus of the state agency he headed from 1983 to 2001.

Fehrenbach – “Ted” – was a client of Richard Curtis Agency for many decades, and a cherished friend.

Richard Curtis


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