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Gordon S. Wood

professor emeritus, history, Brown University

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown University. His 1970 book, *The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787*, received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the National Book Award. His 1993 book, *The Radicalism of the American Revolution*, won the Pulitzer Prize. His other works include *The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin* and *The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History*. Professor Wood's work has also been recognized by the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He contributes regularly to *The New Republic* and *The New York Review of Books*.