This article is about former historian. For the law professor, see Eric Goldman
Eric Frederick Goldman (June 17, 1916 – February 19, 1989) was an American historian, Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, and Presidential advisor.
Born in Washington, D.C., United States, he was educated in public schools in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in history at age 22. He wrote on national affairs for TIME magazine. He joined Princeton University as an assistant professor in 1942. He became a full professor in 1955, until retirement in 1985. He was special advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1966. He served as president of the Society of American Historians from 1962 to 1969. From 1959 to 1967, he was the moderator on a discussion program, The Open Mind, on NBC.
He married Joanna R. Jackson (died 1980). His papers are held at the Library of Congress, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
- "The White House and the intellectuals", Harper's January 1969
- Rendezvous With Destiny: A History of Modern American Reform, Knopf, 1952 (reprint 25th Anniversary Edition, Vintage, 1977, Ivan R. Dee, 2001, ISBN 978-1-56663-369-7)
- The Crucial Decade, America 1945-55, Knopf, 1956
- The Crucial Decade - And After, America 1945-60. Vintage Books, 1961, ISBN 978-0-394-70183-7
- The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, Knopf, 1969