Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Life in History is now available!



         "David Kaiser’s memoir, A Life in History, is a probing, sometimes searing, look at the professional life of an intellectual during the past half century. In the decades after he entered Harvard in 1965, Kaiser aspired to think, teach, and write in the best way possible, drawing on the assets and fielding the challenges of the American academy.  . . . In these reflections, Kaiser offers a personal answer to how to sustain the life of the mind and to ensure a public presence for bold thinking."
                         Anne Rose, Distinguished Professor of History and 
                            Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University  


           Mount Greylock Books proudly announces the availability of A Life in History, the autobiography of the distinguished historian David Kaiser.  This remarkable book combines the story of Kaiser's own life as an historian, beginning in the second grade and continuing through his undergraduate education and his 37 years of teaching at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, the Naval War College and Williams College, with a running commentary on changes in the historical profession and their consequences.  The book concludes with a discussion of the related crises in the historical profession, higher education,. and American public life.

            To view the  cover and read the table of contents and introduction to A Life in History, click here.  To order A Life in History ($19.99 + handling and shipping), click here.  To watch David Kaiser discussing A Life in History at the Harvard Coop on May 28, 2019, click here.

                  See further posts, below, for reviews and comments.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Harvard Coop book talk on A Life in History

On May 28, I gave a well-attended book talk about A Life in History at the Harvard Coop.  A complete video of the talk is streaming on youtube, here. Please share widely!  The book can be ordered here.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

NPR Interview with Bob Barrett

Two weeks ago I discussed A Life in History with Bob Barrett, host of  the NPR show, The Best of our Knowledge. Listen here.

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Life in History is now available!

                                                         "David Kaiser’s memoir, A Life in History , is a probing, sometimes s...