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David Fromkin

Author and Professor at Boston University

David Fromkin is University Professor and Professor of History and International Relations at Boston University. He is also the Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

Before coming to Boston, Mr. Fromkin was an associate of the Wall Street law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett.

Prior to that, he served for three years as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army. Stationed in Verdun, France, he was a trial observer in French courts pursuant to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement.

After a varied career in law, business and politics, he turned to writing works of history and studies of world politics. He is the author of seven books and has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1976.

His most recent book is “Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?”

Mr. Fromkin’s other publications include “In the Time of the Americans”, a History Book Club selection, and the national best-seller “A Peace to End All Peace,” which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Mr. Fromkin earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago, as well as an Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Law from London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He lives in New York City.

Articles by David Fromkin

Europe’s Last Summer

How does pre-World War I Europe reflect current Western attitudes to international relations?

December 14, 2004