William Chase Taubman (born November 13, 1941 in New York City) is an American political scientist. His biography of Nikita Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2004 and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2003.
Mr. Taubman is the son of Howard Taubman, who was chief music critic and then chief theater critic for The New York Times in the 1950's and 60's, and Nora Stern, a teacher.
He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1962; an M.A. from Columbia University in 1965; a Certificate of the Russian Institute, 1965; and Ph.D., Columbia University, 1969.
He is the brother of diplomatic journalist Philip Taubman.
|Part One of Booknotes interview with Taubman on Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, April 20, 2003, C-SPAN|
|Part Two of Booknotes interview with Taubman, April 27, 2003, C-SPAN|
- Gorbachev: His Life and Times (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017), ISBN 978-0-393-64701-3.
- Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003), ISBN 0-393-05144-7.
- Moscow Spring with Jane Taubman (Summit Books, 1989), ISBN 0-671-67731-4.
- Stalin's American Policy: From Entente to Détente to Cold War (W W Norton & Company, 1982), ISBN 0-393-01406-1.
- Khrushchev and Khrushchev by Sergei Khrushchev, (editor/translator). (Boston: Little, Brown, 1990)