Meet The Author
Richard Pells received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1963 and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard in 1969. Subsequently, he was awarded fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as six Fulbright chairs and lectureships for teaching abroad. Currently, he is Professor of History Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin.
Pells was never a traditional historian. He is primarily interested in 20th century American culture—movies, radio, television, art, music, literature, and the theater, all of which are reflected in his five books. Through his work, readers are treated to a history of American cultural life from the 1930s to the present.
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Richard Pells in Person/Speaking
Richard Pells has spoken throughout the U.S., in every country in Europe except for Hungary and the Baltic States, Turkey, Latin America (Mexico, Brazil), Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Richard speaks on the topics of:
- 20th Century Culture
- The Impact of American Culture on Foreign Countries
- The influence of Foreign Cultures on the United States
- American Politics
- Social History
Fee Arrangements: Negotiable Honorarium plus travel expenses.