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James MacGregor Burns

The late James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945, served as a combat historian in World War II. He was Woodrow Wilson Professor Emeritus of Government at Williams College, and a Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

His most recent book was Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court (Penguin Press 2009).

 

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A preeminent author recalls his experience as one of America's first combat historians, among a handful of men who accompanied soldiers into the bloodiest battles to write history as it was being made Read >>
Roosevelt, like Lincoln and Wilson, died fighting for his ideals. Read >>

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