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Ralph Blumenthal


Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, was an award-winning reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009, and has written seven books on organized crime and cultural history.

He led the Times metro team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the 1993 truck-bombing of the World Trade Center. In 2001, Blumenthal was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to research the progressive career and penal reforms of Warden Lewis E. Lawes, “the man who made Sing Sing sing.” The book on Warden Lawes, “Miracle at Sing Sing”, was published by St. Martin’s in June, 2004.

His latest, “The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,” is coming out March 15, 2021 from High Road Books of the University of New Mexico Press.

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