Nixon Enemies List entry for
William Prochnau:

List and position:First, #99
Name as originally listed:William Prochnau, Seattle Times
Vitals:8/9/1937 - 3/28/2018
Comment on original list:Seattle Times
Category given:Media

- on the List for his accurate reporting in the Seattle Times following his trips to Vietnam in 1965 and 1967.

- That Vietnam reporting as a young journalist was his proudest achievement in a life with many achievements.

- name is pronounced PROCK-now.

- He is perhaps best known for his 1995 retrospective, "Once Upon a Distant War: David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett–Young War Correspondents and Their Early Vietnam Battles".

- "Once Upon a Distant War" was written over 11 years and finally came out a year after Nixon died, so Nixon never saw it.

- None of the journalists in the book's subtitle are on the Enemies List.

- also wrote for the Washington Post and Vanity Fair.

- His writing later in life inspired two movies, "Proof of Life" in 2000 and "By Dawn's Early Light" in 1995.

- Turned down an offer to play Triple-A baseball at age 19 and became a newspaper sports writer.

- An hourlong C-Span interview about "Once Upon a Distant War" is available online: http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/68823-1/William-Prochnau.aspx.


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