Arthur L. Herman

Arthur L. Herman (born 1956) is an American popular historian, currently serving as a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He generally employs the Great Man perspective in his work, which is 19th Century historical methodology attributing human events and their outcomes to the singular efforts of great men that has been refined and qualified by such modern thinkers as Sidney Hook.

Books in order of publication:

The Idea Of Decline In Western History, Free Press, 1997

Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator, Free Press, 1999

How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It, Three Rivers Press 2002

To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, HarperCollins, 2004

Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, Bantam, 2008

Freedom’s Forge: How American Business produced victory in World War II, 2012

The Cave and the Light: Plato vs. Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, Random House, 2013

Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, Random House, 2016

1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder, HarperCollins, 2017

The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World – 2021

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