Michael Kazin is a Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is an expert in U.S. politics and social movements, 19th and 20th centuries and is currently working on a history of the American left, to be published by Knopf. His most recent book is A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan. Other publications include America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (co-author, Maurice Isserman), which was named one of best books of 2000 by Washington Post, and The Populist Persuasion: An American History. Kazin has received various academic honors such as a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2004 and Senior Faculty Research Fellowship, Georgetown University, 2002-3.