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Donald Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan

Donald Kagan

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years, and where he was Dean from 1989 to 1992. He is the author of a much admired four-volume HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR, and he has written four other books, including a biography of Pericles, a study of the origins and causes of wars, and, most recently, a one-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bush in 2002, and in 2005 delivered the 34th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual and public achievement in the humanities.

Frederick Kagan is an associate professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has published articles on issues of national security in The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The Weekly Standard, and Commentary. He holds a doctorate in Russian and Soviet military history from Yale. The author of THE MILITARY REFORMS OF NICHOLAS I (Palgrave/St. Martin's) and co–editor of THE MILITARY HISTORY OF TSARIST RUSSIA (Palgrave/St. Martin's), and THE MILITARY HISTORY OF THE SOVIET UNION (Palgrave/St. Martin's), he is currently at work on a history of the Napoleonic Wars.

WHILE AMERICA SLEEPS: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace (St. Martin's Press, 2000)