David M. Barrett
David M. Barrett (born c. 1951) is a professor of political science at Villanova University and author (along with Max Holland) of "Blind Over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis" (2012), "The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy" (2005), Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam Papers (1997), and Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers (1993). The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy won the D.B. Hardeman Prize in 2005. A former radio and television journalist, Barrett unsuccessfully sought election in Indiana to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1984.
Barrett graduated from Wylie (Texas) High School in 1969. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1973, his M.A. from the University of Essex (England) in 1986, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1990.
Courses frequently taught
Barrett teaches classes related to U.S. Intelligence agencies, National Security Policy, the U.S. Presidency, and a Senior Seminar on the U. S. Presidency and the Vietnam War.
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