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New Book, '60 Minutes' Question If Van Gogh Really Killed Himself

10/14/2011 03:20 pm ET | Updated Dec 14, 2011

Having won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for biography for "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith will be back in bookstores on Tuesday with "Van Gogh: The Life."
Their 976-page biography and a report on "60 Minutes" question the accepted story that Van Gogh went into the fields at Auvers-sur-Oise, France, on the evening of July 27, 1890, took out a revolver and shot himself in the chest. History says that he returned under his own power to an inn, and died early in the morning of July 29 with his brother, Theo, at his side.

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