Robert Dallek is one of America's most respected scholars of the presidency and modern American history. He holds the General Mark Clark Chair of History at The Citadel for the Spring 2011 semester, and is the best-selling author of 18 books, including the recent John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, as well as the highly regarded Nixon and Kisssinger: Partners in Power. He has written a biography of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a two-volume biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Dallek is also the author of The American Style of Foreign Policy and Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945 - 1953. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for the book on Nixon and Kissinger, and won the Bancroft Prize from the American Historical Association for his biography of FDR.
Since earning his Ph.D. at Columbia University, he has taught history at UCLA and Boston University, and he has served as a visiting professor or instructor at Columbia, Oxford University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, and Dartmouth College. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and past-president of th Society of American Historians.
He is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines and has advised documentary filmmakers on topics ranging from the Vietnam War to the presidency of Ronald Reagan. His television and radio credits include appearances on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR's All Things Considered, The Daily Show, CNN, Charlie Rose, and the CBS Evening News.