William E. Leuchtenburg Biography

William Edward Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a prominent scholar of the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Flood control politics; the Connecticut River Valley problem, 1927-1950. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953.

The perils of prosperity, 1914-32. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

Franklin D. Roosevelt; a profile, edited by William E. Leuchtenburg. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 1967.

The New Deal; a documentary history, edited by William E. Leuchtenburg. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1968.

A troubled feast; American society since 1945, by William E. Leuchtenburg. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

The ordeal of world power: American diplomacy since 1900, by Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Robert H. Ferrell, David F. Trask. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Political parties, by William E. Leuchtenburg, advisory editor, Gene Brown, editor. New York: New York Times, 1977.

A troubled feast: American society since 1945, by William E. Leuchtenburg. Rev. ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.

The growth of the American Republic, by Samuel Eliot Morison, Henry Steele Commager, and William E. Leuchtenburg. 7th ed. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

In the shadow of FDR: from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, by William E. Leuchtenburg. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983; 3rd ed., revised, In the shadow of FDR: from Harry Truman to George W. Bush. Ithaca: NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Drift and mastery: an attempt to diagnose the current unrest, by Walter Lippmann; with a revised introduction and note by William E. Leuchtenburg. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.

The 1984 election in historical perspective, by William E. Leuchtenburg. 1st ed. Waco, Tex.: Markham Press Fund of Baylor University Press, 1986.

The Supreme Court reborn: the constitutional revolution in the age of Roosevelt, by William E. Leuchtenburg. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

American places: encounters with history: a celebration of Sheldon Meyer, by edited by William E. Leuchtenburg. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.