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Presidential historian Dallek to speak at Wofford Thursday

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dr. Robert Dallek, one of the nation’s foremost presidential historians and author of a number of books, including “Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960” (Oxford U.P., 1991), will speak at Wofford College on Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. The lecture, to be held in the Olin Teaching Theater, is free and open to the public.

Dallek, who frequently appears on PBS’s “American Experience” and who often appears on network news talk shows, is a professor of history at Boston University. He also has taught at Columbia, UCLA and Oxford. He has won the Bancroft Prize, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching.

He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Dallek’s other publications include:

“Democrat and Diplomat: The Life of William E. Dodd,” (Oxford U.P., 1968)
“Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945,” (New York, Oxford U.P., 1979)
“The American Style of Foreign Policy: Cultural Politics and Foreign Affairs,” (Knopf, 1983)
“Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Symbolism” (Harvard U.P., 1984)
“American Perceptions of the Soviet Union” in “Cold War-Cold Peace: Soviet American Relations, 1933-1983,” edited by Abbott Gleason (Boston, Beacon Press, 1975)
“Triumphant America in a Shaken World” in “Estrangement: America and the World,” edited by Sanford J. Ungar (N.Y., Oxford U.P., 1985)