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William Roe Polk is a veteran foreign policy consultant, author, and relation of president James K. Polk. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up on a ranch in west Texas. He attended public school in Fort Worth and the New Mexico Military Institute. He studied in Latin America and worked on a Rome newspaper before matriculating and earning a BA and Ph.D from Harvard University, and BA and MA from Oxford University. He also studied at the Universidad Nacional de Mexico, the Universidad Nacional de Chile, the University of Baghdad and the American University of Cairo. Polk taught Middle Eastern history and politics at Harvard from 1955—61, and was then appointed by President Kennedy to the State Department's Policy Planning Council focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. While there he served as a member of the Cuban Missile Crisis management team. He was also Deputy Commissioner-General of UNRWA during this period. Polk resigned from the federal government to join the University of Chicago as Professor of History in 1965, where he taught for ten years and established their Center for Middle Eastern Studies, serving as Founding Director. In 1967 became president of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, which hosted the 20th Pugwash Conference on nuclear weapons problems, helped organize the “Table Ronde” meeting which laid groundwork for the European Union, and contributed to planning the United Nations Environmental Program. During the 1967 Middle Eastern Six-Day War he returned to Washington to write a draft peace treaty and to serve as an advisor to McGeorge Bundy, who was President Johnson’s personal representative during that crisis.

Polk is senior director of the W.P. Carey Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives and writes in southern France and is married to Baroness Elisabeth von Oppenheimer. He has lectured at the Canadian Institute of International Relations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Institute of World Economy and International Affairs of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, as well as over a hundred universities and colleges.

William Polk was also the foreign policy adviser for Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign.

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Total Books: 26
Distant Thunder Reflections on the Dangers of Our Times
2013 - Distant Thunder Reflections on the Dangers of Our Times [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982934005
ISBN-10: 0982934009
Genre: History
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Understanding Iran Everything You Need to Know From Persia to the Islamic Republic From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad
Violent Politics A History of Insurgency Terrorism and Guerilla War from the American Revolution to Iraq
Violent Politics A History of Insurgency Terrorism and Guerrilla War from the American Revolution to Iraq
The Birth of America From Before Columbus to the Revolution
2007 - The Birth of America From Before Columbus to the Revolution (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060750930
ISBN-10: 0060750936
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Out of Iraq A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now
2006 - Out of Iraq a Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416534563
ISBN-10: 1416534563
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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The Birth of America  From Before Columbus to the Revolution
2006 - The Birth of America From Before Columbus to the Revolution (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060750909
ISBN-10: 0060750901
Genre: History
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Understanding Iraq The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation
Polk's Folly  An American Family History
2001 - Polk's Folly an American Family History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385491518
ISBN-10: 0385491514
Genre: History
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Neighbors and Strangers  The Fundamentals of Foreign Affairs
1997 - Neighbors and Strangers the Fundamentals of Foreign Affairs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226673295
ISBN-10: 0226673294
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Arab World Today
1991 - The Arab World Today (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674043190
ISBN-10: 0674043197
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Arab World Today
1991 - The Arab World Today (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674043206
ISBN-10: 0674043200
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Arab World
1980 - Arab World [American Foreign Policy Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674043176
ISBN-10: 0674043170
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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United States and the Arab World
1975 - United States and the Arab World [American Foreign Political Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674927186
ISBN-10: 0674927184
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The Opening of South Lebanon 1788-1840 A Study of the Impact of the West on the Middle East
1963 - The Opening of South Lebanon 1788-1840 a Study of the Impact of the West on the Middle East [Harvard Middle Eastern Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674640009
ISBN-10: 0674640004
Genre: History
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Passing Brave
Passing Brave (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394478937
ISBN-10: 0394478932
Genre: Travel
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The Arab World Today Fourth Edition
The Arab World Today Fourth Edition [American Foreign Policy Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674043169
ISBN-10: 0674043162
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The United States and the Arab World First edition
The United States and the Arab World First Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674927162
ISBN-10: 0674927168
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THE ELUSIVE PEACE THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
The Elusive Peace the Middle East in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709901464
ISBN-10: 0709901461
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Aufstand
Aufstand (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783868542103
ISBN-10: 3868542108
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