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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

A fifth-generation San Joaquin Valley vine and fruit grower, Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal (2007) and Bradley Prize (2008).

The author of more than fifteen books, he has written for Policy Review, the New York Times, New York Post, Wilson Quarterly, Daily Telegraph, City Journal and many other publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Commentary, and The Weekly Standard. He also is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a regular contributor to National Review Online and has his own blog “VDH’s Private Papers”. Hanson was educated at the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A. 1975) and the American School of Classical Studies (1978–79), and received his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980.

The Washington Post recently referred to him as "One of our premier military historians."

AN AUTUMN OF WAR: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism (Anchor, 2002)

BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE: Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq (Random House, 2004)

CARNAGE AND CULTURE: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power (Doubleday, 2001)

THE CASE FOR TRUMP (Basic Books, 2019)

THE DYING CITIZEN: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America (Basic Books, 2021)

THE END OF EVERYTHING: How Wars Descend into Annihilation (Basic Books, 2024)

THE END OF SPARTA: A Novel (Bloomsbury, 2011)

THE FATHER OF US ALL: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Bloomsbury Press, 2010)

FIELDS WITHOUT DREAMS: Defending the Agrarian Idea (The Free Press, 1996)

THE LAND WAS EVERYTHING: Letters from an American Farmer (The Free Press, 2000)

MAKERS OF ANCIENT STRATEGY: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (Princeton University Press, 2010)

MEXIFORNIA: A State of Becoming (Encounter Books, 2003)

THE OTHER GREEKS: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Civilization (The Free Press, 1995)

RIPPLES OF BATTLE: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think (Doubleday, 2003)

THE SAVIOR GENERALS: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost, From Ancient Greece to Iraq (Bloomsbury, 2013)

THE SECOND WORLD WARS: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won (Basic Books, 2017)

THE SOUL OF BATTLE: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (The Free Press, 1999)

A WAR LIKE NO OTHER: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War (Random House, 2005)


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