William Chase Taubman
November 13, 1941
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane A. Taubman|
|Awards||National Book Critics Circle Award (2003)|
Pulitzer Prize for Biography (2004)
|Education||Bronx High School of Science|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)|
Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D.)
|Notable works||Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (2003)|
William Chase Taubman (born November 13, 1941 in New York City) is an American political scientist. His biography of Nikita Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2004 and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2003.
He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1962, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1965, a Certificate of the Russian Institute in 1965, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1969.
Taubman is the son of Nora Stern, a teacher, and Howard Taubman, who was chief music critic and then chief theater critic for The New York Times in the 1950s and 60s.
William Taubman is the brother of diplomatic journalist Philip Taubman.
His wife, Jane A. Taubman, is a professor of Russian, Emerita, at Amherst College.
|Part One of Booknotes interview with Taubman on Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, April 20, 2003, C-SPAN|
|Part Two of Booknotes interview with Taubman, April 27, 2003, C-SPAN|
- Gorbachev: His Life and Times (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017), ISBN 978-0-393-64701-3.
- Trump and Putin in Historical Perspective: How We Got into the New Cold War, Amherst College A talk by William Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus (June 6, 2017)
- Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003), ISBN 0-393-05144-7.
- Moscow Spring with Jane Taubman (Summit Books, 1989), ISBN 0-671-67731-4.
- Stalin's American Policy: From Entente to Détente to Cold War (W W Norton & Company, 1982), ISBN 0-393-01406-1.
- Khrushchev on Khrushchev by Sergei Khrushchev, (editor/translator). (Boston: Little, Brown, 1990)