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William Taubman

William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College. His biography, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Books by William Taubman

  1. Book CoverGorbachev: His Life and Times

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

    “Essential reading for the twenty-first [century].” —Radhika Jones, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverKhrushchev: The Man and His Era

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardMore

  3. Book CoverStalin's American Policy: From Entente to Detente to Cold War

    “Succeeds in evoking some sobering parallels to the present decline of détente. . . . One of [Taubman’s] most important contributions, in fact, is his well-documented argument for regarding the Cold War not as the unique product of World War II and a paranoid Soviet dictator, but as the result of aims and tactics that persist to this day.” —Robert Taylor, New LeaderMore