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Wm. Roger Louis, FBA (born 1936) (William Roger Louis, or Roger Louis informally) is a distinguished historian at the University of Texas at Austin. Louis is the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire, and former President of the American Historical Association. He is also the former Chairman of the Department of State Historical Advisory Committee, and Director of the American Historical Association's National History Center. Louis took his B.A. at the University of Oklahoma, M.A. at Harvard University, and D.Phil at Oxford University. Louis joined the history faculty at the University of Texas in 1970 after teaching at Yale University for eight years. He has directed British Studies since 1975, has held the Kerr Chair in English History and Culture since 1985, and has served as the Chairman of the British Scholar Editorial Advisory Board since 2006. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1993, and in 1999 Louis was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen for professional achievement. Louis is best known for his work on the British Empire, which focuses mostly on official British policy and decolonization in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in the period after the Second World War. Louis has been acclaimed by A.J.P. Taylor as the foremost historian of the Empire in his generation, and by Alan Bullock as the leading historian of the final phase of the Empire. Ronald Robinson, one of the most influential of all imperial historians, wrote that "Louis takes his place among a handful of writers from Hancock to Harlow to Cain and Hopkins who have given us an original view of a major movement in British imperial history."

In 2009, Professor Louis was appointed to the Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress for the spring semester 2010. The Kluge Chair represents the apex of scholarly distinction. The position was originally set up to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for scholars in fields of study not represented by that award. Louis will use the time as the Kluge Chair to complete his book The British Empire in the Middle East, 1952-1971, the sequel to one of his previous monumental works, The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951. Simultaneously, Louis received in February 2009 the University of Texas Professor of the Year, an award "in recognition of unwavering dedication and service" to the students of UT. The award, presented by the Senate of College Councils, represents the choice of the 50,000 students at UT - a university-wide honor.

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Total Books: 12
In the Name of God Go Leo Amery and the British Empire in the Age of Churchill
Imperialism at Bay The United States and the Decolonization of the British Empire 1941-1945
British Empire in the Middle East 1945-51 Arab Nationalism the United States and Postwar Imperialism
Imperialism at Bay The United States and the Decolonization of the British Empire 1941-1945
France and Britain in Africa Imperial Rivalry and Colonial Rule
1972 - France and Britain in Africa Imperial Rivalry and Colonial Rule (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300012897
ISBN-10: 0300012896
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Churchill
Churchill (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198203179
ISBN-10: 0198203179
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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British Strategy in the Far East 1919-39
British Strategy in the Far East 1919-39 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198223467
ISBN-10: 0198223463
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The End of the Palestine Mandate
The End of the Palestine Mandate [Modern Middle East Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780292720633
ISBN-10: 0292720637
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