From the archives: Author Caleb Carr

From the archives: Author Caleb Carr

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Caleb Carr, a historian specializing in military affairs and a writer known for his bestsellers “The Alienist” and “The Angel of Darkness,” passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the age of 68. In this profile originally broadcast on June 5, 2005, Carr discussed with correspondent Tracy Smith the “arduous journey” of writing (and constructing a house); his early interactions with Beat Generation authors who frequented his parents’ residence; teaching military history; and how violence had influenced his perspective and his creativity.

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