Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter Richard Ben Cramer Dies at 62
Posted: 1/8/2013  |  By: Michael Schwirtz | New York Times
Richard Ben Cramer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of “What It Takes,” a superbly detailed account of the 1988 presidential election considered among the finest books about American politics ever written, died in Baltimore on Monday night. He was 62.

His daughter, Ruby Cramer, said he died of complications from lung cancer at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.