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Arthur Herman      

Renowned Historian, NY Times Bestselling Author & Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Arthur Herman is the author of eight books including the New York Times Best Seller How the Scots Invented the Modern World and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed An Empire And Forged Our Age. He is also Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute where he has become one of Washington DC’s most dynamic writers and thinkers, with essays regularly appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Asia and Wall Street Journal Online. He also publishes frequently in Commentary, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, Mosaic magazine, and Nikkei Asian Review.

Dr. Herman’s best-selling Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, was named by The Economist magazine as one The Most Notable Books of 2012. It is required reading at this nation’s war colleges, in corporate board rooms and in leading defense firms, including at Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunkworks.

His most recent book, Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, was published in 2016 by Random House. Henry Kissinger described it as “a compelling new biography” and historian Andrew Roberts has called it “a towering achievement.” He has also just completed his ninth and newest book, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age.

A Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University and former Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Herman is a popular teacher and lecturer, both at the University level (George Mason, Georgetown, American University, The University of the South,) and in the famed Western Heritage Program, which he created for the Smithsonian’s Campus on the Mall. His books have been nominated for numerous prestigious prizes on both sides of the Atlantic, and translated into seven languages including Chinese and Japanese.

Arthur Herman is married to Beth Herman, essayist, artist and National Gallery of Art docent.

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Forging Innovation in Industry: Lessons From the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II.”

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