Maurice Isserman

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"Isserman, professor in History at Hamilton College, is the author of many well-received books on the history of American radical movements (including Communism, Socialism, Pacifism and the New Left), the 1960s, and most recently the history of exploration and mountaineering. His biography of Michael Harrington (author of The Other America, the book that inspired the War on Poverty in the 1960s), entitled The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000. His history of the 1960s, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, co-authored with Michael Kazin, originally published in 2000, was recently brought out in its third revised edition in 2007 by Oxford University Press, and is widely used in college and university courses across the country in courses on the 1960s era. He is co-editor of a recent Facts on File series on the history of discovery and exploration, contributing volumes on the exploration of North America, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. His most recent work is on the history of Himalayan mountaineering, and his book Fallen Giants: The History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, co-authored with Stewart Weaver, is scheduled to be published by Yale University Press in the summer of 2008. "[1]

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  1. Board, Central New York Peace Studies Consortium, accessed March 10, 2011.