February 11, 2022,

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We hope that you will join us for this annual and very popular Yale-Harvard-Princeton Luncheon. Princeton will be providing the speaker.

Justus Doenecke is an American historian, writer, and professor. His 2000 book, Storm on the Horizon: the Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, received the Herbert Hoover Book Award from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. He was an Instructor of History at Colgate University from 1963 to 1964, and was instructor, then assistant professor, at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1965 to 1969. He rose from assistant professor to full professor at New College of Florida (from 1975 to 2001 New College of the University of South Florida) from 1966 to 2005, before being named Professor Emeritus of History in 2005.

Doenecke is the author of more than ten books, and his new book, More Precious Than Peace: A New History of America in World War I, will be out in March 2022, published by Notre Dame Press.  Doenecke’s book Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 was the 2000 recipient for the Herbert Hoover Book Award for best book on any topic of American history within the years 1914–64, the years of Hoover’s public life. Overall, the topics of Doenecke’s books vary; he has written about the presidency of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, the United States’ entry into World War I, the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s general foreign policy, World War II, and the Cold War. Doenecke has also contributed to various reference books and has written articles and book reviews for scholarly journals.

Doenecke’s documentary edition of the America First Committee won the Arthur S. Link Prize for Documentary Editing from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1960 with his Bachelor of Arts degree and earned his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1962 and 1966, respectively.