Arthur M. Schlesinger

Easton Press Arthur M. Schlesinger books

The age of Roosevelt: the coming of the new deal - 1987
The Imperial Presidency - 1988
Eleanor and Franklin - ( 2 volumes - written with Joseph P. Lash ) - 1991
A Thousand Days: JFK in the White House ( 2 volumes ) - 1992
A Life in the 20th Century - signed first edition ( numbered - 1100 copies ) - 2000

Franklin Library Arthur M. Schlesinger books

A Thousand Days: JFK in the White House - signed limited edition - 1979
The Age of Jackson - Pulitzer Prize Classics - 1985
The Cycles of American History - signed first edition - 1986

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. biography

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr., a prominent American historian, author, and political commentator, was born on October 15, 1917, in Columbus, Ohio. He emerged as one of the preeminent scholars of American history in the 20th century, renowned for his insightful analyses of politics, government, and society. Schlesinger's academic journey began at Harvard University, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in history. He was deeply influenced by the renowned historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr., his father, who instilled in him a passion for history and intellectual inquiry.

In 1940, Schlesinger published his groundbreaking doctoral dissertation, The Age of Jackson, which explored the political and social dynamics of the Jacksonian era in American history. This seminal work established Schlesinger as a leading authority on 19th-century American politics and earned him widespread acclaim. Throughout his career, Schlesinger maintained a dual role as both a scholar and a public intellectual. He served as a professor of history at Harvard University and held visiting professorships at numerous other institutions, including the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Schlesinger was actively engaged in public affairs and politics. He served as an advisor and speechwriter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and later worked in the administration of President John F. Kennedy as a special assistant and advisor. His firsthand experience in government provided him with unique insights into the workings of power and politics, which he skillfully incorporated into his scholarly writings. Schlesinger's prolific literary output encompassed a wide range of topics, from the presidency and American democracy to the role of intellectuals in society. He authored numerous books, including The Vital Center, A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, and The Age of Roosevelt, a multi-volume biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Throughout his career, Schlesinger remained committed to advancing the cause of liberalism and promoting democratic values. He was a vocal critic of McCarthyism, racial segregation, and other forms of injustice, using his platform as a historian and public figure to advocate for social change. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. passed away on February 28, 2007, leaving behind a rich legacy of scholarship, intellectual rigor, and civic engagement. His contributions to American history and political thought continue to resonate, inspiring new generations of scholars and citizens to grapple with the complexities of the past and the challenges of the present.

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