William Leuchtenburg

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William E. Leuchtenburg
Born William Edward Leuchtenburg
September 28, 1922 (age 92)
New York City
Alma mater Cornell University, Columbia University
Occupation Professor
Years active 1953 - Present
Employer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Known for History
Notable work(s) Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940
Awards Bancroft Prize, North Carolina Award for Literature

William Edward Leuchtenburg (born September 28, 1922, New York) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leading scholar of the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Leuchtenburg was born in Ridgewood, New York,[1] and received his B.A. degree in 1943 from Cornell University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He later received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951.[2]

He won the 2007 North Carolina Award for Literature. [1]

Bibliography[edit]

Leuchtenburg is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history,[2] including the Bancroft Prize-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 (1963), a volume in the New American Nation series co-edited by his mentor Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris. His books include:

  • Flood Control Politics: The Connecticut River Valley Problem, 1927-1950 (1953)
  • The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-32 (1958) ISBN 978-0-226-47371-0
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 (1963)
  • A Troubled Feast: American Society Since 1945 (1983)
  • In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan (1983; fourth edition, subtitled From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, 2009)
  • The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt (1995)
  • The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy (1995)
  • The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson (2005)
  • Herbert Hoover (The American Presidents Series) (2009)

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