David Greenberg writes about history, politics, and media for a variety of scholarly and popular publications. He is the author of "Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency" (2016); "Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image" (2003); and "Calvin Coolidge" (2006). He is a frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs.
He is currently writing a biography of Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights leader.
Ph.D., American History
M.Phil., American History
M.A., American History
David Greenberg is a historian of American political and cultural history. His books have examines subjects such as the history of presidential “spin” and the history of Richard Nixon as a symbol in American culture. His articles have dealt with many other aspects of American history, politics, journalism, and media.
Centers, Labs, Working Groups, and Clusters
Greenberg, David. Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Greenberg, David. "Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image." W.W. Norton, 2003.
Greenberg, David. "Calvin Coolidge." Henry Holt/Times Books, 2006.
Awards & Recognitions
Hiett Prize, given each year to a single junior scholar in the humanities whose work has had a public influence, 2008
Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010-11
Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence
"Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image" (W.W. Norton, 2003) won the Washington Monthly Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award
"Calvin Coolidge" (Henry Holt, 2006), a biography for the American Presidents Series, appeared on the Washington Post’s list of best books of 2007