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Julie M. Fenster (born November 20, 1957) is an American author of historical articles and books focusing on 19th-century events and persons.

Julie M. Fenster
Born (1957-11-20) November 20, 1957 (age 61)



She appeared in a TV commercial for Cheapbooks, which aired in early 2008. She is shown at a book signing for her work "Race of the Century."

In January 2006, she and co-author Douglas Brinkley released Parish Priest, a biography of Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.[1] In 2009, she published a biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt's early political advisor Louis Howe, titled FDR's Shadow: Louis Howe, the Force that Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She is the co-author of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's book For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems.[2]

Notable worksEdit

  • Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It (2001) ISBN 0060195231
  • Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine: The Pioneers Who Risked Their Lives to Bring Medicine into the Modern Age (2003) ISBN 0786712368
  • Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race (2006) ISBN 0609610961
  • The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President (2007) ISBN 140397635X
  • FDR's Shadow: Louis Howe, the Force That Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (2009) ISBN 0230609104
  • The Spirit of Invention: The Story of the Thinkers, Creators, and Dreamers Who Formed Our Nation. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2009. ISBN 9780061231896
  • Jefferson's America: The Expeditions That Made a Nation. [Place of publication not identified]: Crown, 2014. ISBN 0307956482


In 2003, she won The Anesthesia Foundation’s 2003 Book/Multimedia Education Award for Ether Day.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Julie M. Fenster | Penguin Random House".
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  3. ^ "Julie M. Fenster". HarperCollins Publishers: World-Leading Book Publisher.
  4. ^ "Julie M. Fenster | AMERICAN HERITAGE".
  5. ^ "ASA January 2004 Newsletter". Sep 27, 2007.

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