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David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He received an AB from Princeton University in 1958 and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1962.

Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. Fischer's major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural trends to narrative histories of significant events to explorations of historiography. He is best known for two major works: Albion's Seed, and Washington's Crossing.

He has won many awards including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2006 Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute, and he was a 2004 finalist for the National Book Award in the Nonfiction category. In addition to these literary awards, he has been recognized for his commitment to teaching with the 1990 Carnegie Prize as Massachusetts Professor of the Year and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

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