William Taubman

The Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College

William Taubman is the author of the just-published Gorbachev: His Life and Times. Gorbachev is one of five finalists for this year's National Book Critics Circle award for biography.His biography, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. Also the author of Stalin's American Policy: From Entente to D├ętente to Cold War, and co-author with his wife, retired Amherst College professor of Russian Jane Taubman, of Moscow Spring, William Taubman was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in 2009 and chairs the Academic Advisory Committee of the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He has received the Karel Kramar Medal of the Czech Republic and the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Photo credit: Michele Stapleton

Photo credit: Michele Stapleton

William Taubman