Arthur Herman, Ph.D. is a Pulitzer Prize Finalist biographer, regular columnist for the New York Post, and New York Times best-selling author of books on world history, as well as many articles on American foreign and military policy. His newest book, Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War Two, was published by Random House in May 2012.
Arthur Herman’s previous book, Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, was one of the three Finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction in 2009. His How the Scots Invented the Modern World, published in 2001, was a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller, and has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
He has published lead articles for Commentary magazine on Gitmo (June, 2009), on the CIA (December 2009), on the US Defense Department (“Robert Gates and the Re-Hollowing of the Military,” August 2010), and on the defense industry (“How Israel’s Defense Industry Can Help Save America,” December 2011).
He has spoken recently on “How To Fix a Broken Pentagon: The Lessons of World War Two” at the American Enterprise Institute, and on Ideas in Action, a PBS television program hosted by James Glassman, Executive Director of the George W Bush Institute.
His essay “9/11 in Historical Perspective” appeared in Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security, edited by John Yoo and Dean Reuter, and published by Encounter Books.