Allan J. Lichtman

Allan J. Lichtman

Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 and is currently
Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. He specializes
in American political history and the presidency. Dr. Lichtman has authored or co-authored nine
books, and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. His latest book is The Case for
Impeachment (Dey Street books, 2017), was an independent book store best seller, an bestseller in several academic categories, and a Newsweek, best new book release.

Dr. Lichtman's book FDR and the Jews (Harvard, 2013, with Richard Breitman), won
the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish History. It was a 2013 New York Times
editor's choice, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History. His book, White
Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement (Grove/Atlantic 2008), was
a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in non-fiction. The Teaching Company
produced his video lectures on Great Presidents as part of their "Great Courses" series.
Dr. Lichtman is the co-developer of the Keys system that has successfully predicted the
outcome of every presidential election since 1984. In September 2016, he defied the
conventional wisdom to predict the election of Donald Trump. In early 2016, Rowman &
Littlefield published the sixth edition of his Keys book series, Predicting the Next President: The
Keys to the White House 2016.

Dr. Lichtman has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He has provided
commentary for all major television and radio outlets and is regularly quoted by leading
newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has served as an expert witness in more than 90
federal civil rights cases, including recent landmark cases challenging restrictive voting laws in
North Carolina and Texas. As an expert for the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Dr. Lichtman
discovered that the outcome of the 2000 presidential election turned on the vast disparity in rates
at which officials rejected ballots cast by blacks and whites in Florida. Dr. Lichtman received the
American University Scholar/Teacher of the year award for 1992-3, the University's highest
academic honor.

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