John Gaddis

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Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History; Director, Brady Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
Office: 
HGS 243
Phone: 
203-432-1374
Field(s) of interest: 
U.S.: Cold War history; Historical methodology; Biography; Grand Strategy


Professor Gaddis, who received his PhD from the University of Texas in 1968, has published numerous books, including: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947 (1972); Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security (1982); The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War (1987); We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (1997); The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past (2002); Surprise, Security, and the American Experience (2004); and The Cold War: A New History (2006).

Professor Gaddis teaches courses in Cold War history, grand strategy, international studies, and biography.