David Nasaw

David Nasaw

Award-Winning Historian and Author of Andrew Carnegie and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst

Professor David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at the CUNY Graduate Center and a past president of the Society of American Historians. He received his Ph.D. degree in history from Columbia University.

Nasaw’s most recent publication is The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, a New York Times choice as one of the Five Best Non-Fiction Books of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography.

He is the author of Andrew Carnegie, which was also a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst was awarded the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-Fiction, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and the Sperber Prize for Biography.