Donald barlett was born in DuBious Pennsylvania on July 17 1936. he grew up in Johnstown and attended Pennsylvania State University. The beginning of his journalism career was in 1956.
Partnership with Steele
He usually partnered his work with John Steele. They were one of the most aclaimed journalist Partnership in America. They worked together for more than 30 years and they investigated and wrote about what they found out. Together they wrote seven books and during the years they worked together they won a lot of writing awards (Two Pulitzer awards and a lot other awards)
Books they wrote
~“Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes.” New York: Norton, 1979.
~"Forevermore: Nuclear Waste in America.” New York: W.W. Norton, 1985.
- “America: What Went Wrong?” Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1992.
- “America: Who Really Pays the Taxes?” New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
- “America: Who Stole the Dream?” Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1996.
- “The Great American Tax Dodge: How Spiraling Fraud and Avoidance are Killing Fairness, Destroying the Income Tax, and Costing You.” Boston: Little Brown, 2000.
- “Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business—and Bad Medicine.” New York: Doubleday, 2004.