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Humes was born in Philadelphia
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and attended Hampshire College
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in Amherst, Massachusetts
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. In 1985 he moved to Southern California
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In 1989 he received the Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting for several investigative stories he wrote about the United States military. Afterwards, he began writing non-fiction books.
In 2001, Humes spent a year teaching a writing workshop at Whitney High School
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in Cerritos, California
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, a middle-class Los Angeles
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suburb. His observations while at the school led to his much-applauded narrative non-fiction book School of Dreams
, published in 2004.
Since 2001, Humes has worked as a writer for Los Angeles
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- Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia, Pocket, ISBN 0-671-53505-6, December 1, 1995
- Buried Secrets: A True Story of Serial Murder, New Amer Library, ISBN 0-451-17164-0
- Murderer With a Badge|Murderer With a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop, E P Dutton, ISBN 0-525-93498-7, November 1, 1992
- Talk Radio Evolution, The Huffington Post
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, February 23, 2007.