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Remembering Robert Timberg

By Nieman Notes September 29, 2016

Robert Timberg, Marine, reporter, editor, acclaimed author and Nieman Fellow in the class of 1980, died on September 6 in Annapolis, Maryland, of respiratory failure. He was the bravest man I ever met. Shockingly disfigured by a land mine … Read more

Robert Timberg, NF ’80, publishes Vietnam memoir

Nieman Notes September 11, 2014

Robert Timberg is the author of “Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir,” published by Penguin Press in July. In 1967, Timberg was days away from ending his tour of duty in Vietnam when his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine. His memoir looks at his struggle to survive, and how the war divided the nation. Read more