JAMES R. GAINES (born August 11, 1947) is a journalist and historian
who between 2011 and 2015 was at Reuters in various capacities: as
global editor-at-large, as editor in charge of the Americas, as editor
in charge of global photography and as global editor for ethics and
standards. He spent most of his career at Time Inc., where he was the
managing editor of People, Life and Time magazines, then corporate
He is the author of For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette and Their Revolutions (W. W. Norton, 2007); Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment (HarperCollins, 2005); and Wit’s End: Days and Nights of the Algonquin Round Table (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977).
Gaines began his career at Saturday Review , before moving on to Newsweek, where he was a National Affairs writer.
A graduate of the
University of Michigan
* Wit’s End: Days and Nights of the Algonquin Round Table (1977) * The Lives of the Piano (1981) * Evening in the Palace of Reason (2005) * For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette and Their Revolutions (2007)
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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 100300900 * ISNI : 0000 0000 8403 4953 * SUDOC : 131296744 * BNF : cb12792029q (data) * IATH