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Walter LaFeber (born August 30, 1933 in Walkerton, Indiana) was a Marie Underhill Noll Professor and a Steven Weisse Presidential Teaching Fellow of History in the Department of History at Cornell University. He is one of the United States' most distinguished historians, a revisionist, of the nation's Foreign Relations.

The son of a grocer, he received his BA from Hanover College in 1955, his MA from Stanford University in 1956 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1959, after which Cornell hired him.

LaFeber is past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also served on numerous scholarly editorial boards and the Advisory Committee to the Historical Division of the Department of State.

His The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898 (1963, 1998) received the Albert J. Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association; Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America (1984, 1992) received the Gustavus Meyers Prize, and The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History (1997) received both the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Ellis Hawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians.

LaFeber examined the effect of modern sports and communication empires in his book, Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (1999, 2002), which analyzes the rise in popularity of basketball, Michael Jordan, Nike and cable satellite networks and their relation to globalization.

LaFeber is known for providing Williams-like but more subtle and widely read revisionist histories of the Cold War in his books.

At the end of the Spring 2006 semester, LaFeber retired after forty-six years on the Cornell faculty. To mark the end of his career, he gave one final lecture on April 25 to an over 3,000 person gathering of former students, Cornell alumni, and colleagues at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

LaFeber and his wife Sandra have two children, Scott and Suzanne.
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Total Books: 64
The American Century A History of the United States Since the 1980's
The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations 4 Volume Set
The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations
2013 - The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations [Volume 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780521767521
ISBN-10: 0521767520
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The American Century A History of the United States Since the 1890s
The American Century A History of the United States Since 1941
2008 - The American Century a History of the United States Since 1941 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765620668
ISBN-10: 0765620669
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006
2006 - America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073534664
ISBN-10: 0073534668
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Deadly Bet  LBJ Vietnam and the 1968 Election
2005 - The Deadly Bet Lbj VIetnam and the 1968 Election [Vietnam. America in the War Years] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780742543928
ISBN-10: 0742543927
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Cornell Glorious to View
2003 - Cornell Glorious to VIew (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780935995039
ISBN-10: 093599503X
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2002 Updated Updated
2002 - America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2002 Updated Updated (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780072849035
ISBN-10: 0072849037
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism New and Expanded Edition
America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2000
2001 - America Russia and the Cold War 1945-2000 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780071121187
ISBN-10: 0071121188
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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America Russia and the Cold War 1945 - 2000
2001 - America Russia and the Cold War 1945 - 2000 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780072417586
ISBN-10: 0072417587
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism
2000 - Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393320374
ISBN-10: 0393320375
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Money, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The New Empire An Interpretation of American Expansion 1860-1898
1998 - The New Empire an Interpretation of American Expansion 1860-1898 [Cornell Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801485954
ISBN-10: 0801485959
Genres: Business & Money, History
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The Clash US-Japanese Relations Throughout History
1998 - The Clash Us-japanese Relations Throughout History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393318371
ISBN-10: 0393318370
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Clash A History of US-Japan Relations
1997 - The Clash a History of Us-japan Relations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393039504
ISBN-10: 0393039501
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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American Century A History of the United States Since 1890's
1997 - American Century a History of the United States Since 1890's (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070360129
ISBN-10: 007036012X
Genre: History
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American Century A History of the United States Since 1941
1997 - American Century a History of the United States Since 1941 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780070360143
ISBN-10: 0070360146
Genre: History
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America Russia and The Cold War 1945 - 1996
1996 - America Russia and the Cold War 1945 - 1996 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780070360648
ISBN-10: 0070360642
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations The American Search for Opportunity 1865-1913 vol 2
The American Age United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present
1994 - The American Age United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393964745
ISBN-10: 0393964744
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Origins of the Cold War 1941-47 [Problems in American History] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Origins of the Cold War 1941-47 [Problems in American History] (Paperback)Hardcover