DAVID S. REYNOLDS
David S. Reynolds grew up in West Barrington, Rhode Island, receiving a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught American literature, American studies, and U.S. history at Northwestern University, Barnard College, New York University, Rutgers University, Baruch College, and the Sorbonne–Paris III. Since 2006, he has been a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Reynolds is the author or editor of sixteen books, most recently Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times, which was selected as one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal and among the best books of the year by The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and Kirkus Reviews. It is also the book upon which the docu-series Lincoln’s Dilemma was based. His previous books include Lincoln's Selected Writings, Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Battle for America, Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, John Brown, Abolitionist, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, and Beneath the American Renaissance. Three of his books have been listed among The New York Times’s “Notable Books of the Year,” and one has been chosen among The New Yorker’s “Favorite Books of the Year.” He has been interviewed more than 100 times on radio and TV, on shows including NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, and The Diane Rehm Show, ABC’s The John Batchelor Show, and C-SPAN’s After Words, Brian Lamb’s Book Notes, and Book TV. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, and The Wall Street Journal, and is included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World.