Halberstam, Michael J

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(1932-1980) US medical doctor and author whose The Wanting of Levine (1978) depicts a Near Future US presidential campaign which ends in the 1988 election of the Jewish politician Levine, whose wry wisdom may bring the nation back from the violent civil strife that has already begun to balkanize the land. Halberstam was murdered by a burglar whom he had surprised on returning home with his wife. [JC]

Michael Joseph Halberstam

born New York: 9 August 1932

died Washington, District of Columbia: 5 December 1980

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