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Ernest R. May

AKA Ernest Richard May

Born: 19-Nov-1928
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Died: 1-Jun-2009
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The World War and American Isolation 1914-17

Military service: US Navy (Korean War)

Father: Ernest May
Mother: Rachel Garza
Wife: Nancy Caughey (d. 2000, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Donna May
Son: John May
Daughter: S. Rachel May
Wife: Susan Wood (until his death)

    University: BA, University of California at Los Angeles (1948)
    University: PhD, University of California at Los Angeles (1951)
    Professor: Harvard University (1954-)
    Dean: Harvard College, Harvard University (1969-71)
    Department Chair: History, Harvard University (1976-79)

    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
The World War and American Isolation, 1914-1917 (1959, history)
Imperial Democracy: The Emergence of America as a Great Power (1961, history)
American Imperialism: A Speculative Essay (1968, international affairs)
"Lessons" of the Past: The Use and Misuse of History in American Foreign Policy (1973, international affairs)
The Making of the Monroe Doctrine (1975, history)
Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers (1986, history)
Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France (2000, history)



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