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David Eisenhower

Historian / Biographer / Teacher


David Eisenhower, grandson of general and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is an historian and the Director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He serves as a senior research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication and is a fellow in the International Relations Department at the University.

In February 2002, Eisenhower was named editor-in-chief of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's ORBIS journal. He has lectured widely to audiences across the United States on the Presidency, foreign relations, and World War II.

Eisenhower graduated from Amherst College in 1970. After serving three years in the United States Navy as an officer aboard the guided missile cruiser ALBANY in 1976, he earned his Juris Doctor from the Law Center at George Washington University. From 1981 to 1987, he was a lecturer in political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eisenhower is the author of Eisenhower: At War, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1986. Time magazine named it one of the five best nonfiction books of 1986. Eisenhower is also the author of numerous magazine articles and book reviews on the subjects of politics and history. His most recent book, co-authored with wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, is Going Home to Glory, which chronicles the post-Presidency years of his grandfather.

Eisenhower is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates. In 1991, he was named a Fellow of the Society of American Historians. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Nixon Center and a member of the board of Directors of the Eisenhower Foundation at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.


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The Cold War

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