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David Nasaw
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of American History
City University of New York

David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of American History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Professor Nasaw’s most recent publication is Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press in October, 2006. Andrew Carnegie was awarded the 2007 New-York Historical Society Prize in American History, was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in biography, and chosen as a “notable” book of 2006 by the New York Times and a “best” book of the year by the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, and Library Journal. Nasaw is also the author of The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst (2000) which was awarded the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-Fiction, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and the Sperber Prize for Biography. His other publications include Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling (Oxford U.P.) , Children of the City: At Work and At Play (Oxford U.P.), and Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements (Harvard U.P.). His reviews and op-ed articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, London Review of Books, Slate, and many other newspapers and journals. Professor Nasaw has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, served as a Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, consulted and appeared in numerous television documentaries, and is on the Board of Directors of the New York Council for the Humanities and the Society of American Historians.

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Blair H. Taylor Los Angeles Urban League
Rebecca Love Kourlis Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
Gwyneth Cravens Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy
William H. Dietz Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
David Osborne The Public Strategies Group

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