Thomas Hauser

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Feb. 27, 1946

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Thomas C. Hauser (born February 27, 1946) is an American author. He made his debut as a writer in 1978 with The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice. Horman's wife, Joyce Horman, and his parents, Edmund and Elizabeth Horman, cooperated with Hauser on the book describing both the fate of Charles and his family's quest to uncover the truth in Chile. It was adapted as Costa-Gavras's 1982 film Missing, starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. A later book by Hauser, Final Warning: The Legacy of Chernobyl (co-authored with Robert Peter Gale), served as the basis for the 1991 television film Chernobyl: The Final Warning, starring Jon Voight and Jason Robards. In 1981, Hauser published a novel, Ashworth & Palmer, set in a fictional law firm, which was inspired by his experience as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1971 through 1977, following his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1970. Later novels recreated the lives of Beethoven, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens. Hauser also wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, a biography of boxer Muhammad Ali. The book was nominated for the National Book Award. In 1991 he was awarded the William Hill Sports Book of …

Books by Thomas Hauser