Lawrence Wittner

Working for Peace and Justice

Memories of an Activist Intellectual

University of Tennessee Press 2012

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Lawrence S. Wittner‘s memoir is a retrospective of a life and career that has straddled between academia and social engagement. While many scholars adopt...

Lawrence S. Wittner‘s memoir is a retrospective of a life and career that has straddled between academia and social engagement. While many scholars adopt a detached perspective, Wittner has strived to integrate his research with action. He has worked at seemingly every scale, on issues ranging from U.S. foreign policy to local labor relations. He has numerous noteworthy publications to his credit, including a three-volume study of the nuclear disarmament movement, entitled The Struggle Against the Bomb. Wittner’s career as a public intellectual has carried him around the globe, making him a first-hand student of and frequent participant in events of historical importance. His memoir Working for Peace and Justice (University of Tennesee Press, 2012) tells that story, and is available through the University of Tennessee Press.

Lawrence S. Wittner is emeritus professor of history at the University at Albany, SUNY. Among other awards and honors, he has received major grants or fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Aspen Institute, the United States Institute of Peace, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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