Sunday, November 01, 2020

New book available! David Kaiser, A Life in History

Mount Greylock Books LLC has published my autobiography as an historian, A Life in History.  Long-time readers who want to find out how the author of this blog became the historian he is will find information about the book in a new blog,  

My talk at the Harvard Coop last May 28 about A Life in History, can be viewed here.  Enjoy! An interesting radio interview with a Denver talk show host about the book can be streamed or downloaded here.

The book can be ordered here.
I look forward to seeing your reactions. For the time being I am pinning this post. Thanks in any case to all of you for your faithful support.

Check below for more recent posts.



What dealer other than Greylock do you recommend? (I don't use Paypal for security reasons.)

David Kaiser said...

You can also pay with a credit card on the site. The book won't be available elsewhere for a couple of months. Thanks for your interest!
Regarding your other comment, the data I gave on generational voting was as I think I said from CNN exit polls.

Ed Boyle said...

I found discussion of above video comference on a German news site telepolis. Good luck with your book.

Bozon said...

Thanks for having the book sent.
Starting reading it has caused me to revisit the history of the academic structure at my small liberal arts college.
It was definitely on the fringe of academia when I attended.
Part of this may have been due to its small size: it didn't have the somewhat misguided luxury of strict intradisciplinary specialization and compartmentalization seen and funded even then in larger universities, such as the one you describe at Harvard.
What I am most curious about is how it managed to go in even the opposite, multidisciplinary, direction, for a short time, when I was there; and thereafter, ending the interdisciplinary experiment after only a few years, then put in place an equally fringe collegium concept, in place of the traditional disciplinary departments almost universally seen both before and since.
I may post another note at some point on this.
All the best

Pmathews1939 said...

Sorry! My Tardis is in the shop, so I can't follow this discussion.

CrocodileChuck said...

re: globalisation of finance

1) Dani Rodrik's Trilemma:

2) The origin & build out of Neoliberal Economics:

David Kaiser said...

Great to hear from you as always, Pat Matthews, and I hope you will check out my autobiography. And PM me if you are on facebook now, please.

Chris R said...

Professor Kaiser,

I look forward to reading your autobiography. I was a student of yours at CMU (class of '91) and I remember some of the stories you told about driving a taxi (in Boston I believe). I'm sure you don't remember me but I was there pale punk kid with the leather jacket and chains and odd last name. I wanted to tell you that, even though I ended up as a research scientist in CS, your classes and my interactions with you have left an indelible mark on my life. Thank you for that. I wouldn't be where I am now if not for you.

As I said, I look forward to reading another book from you. Thank you for everything.

Chris Rapier

David Kaiser said...

Dear Chris,

Many thanks for your very kind note. I must admit that your suspicion is correct--I don't remember you--but I'm very interested to hear exactly how I knew you and what courses you took. Please email I'm glad you are doing so well. I am still in touch with another member of your class.

David K