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Lawrence R. Samuel is a leading American cultural historian. He writes the "Psychology Yesterday" blog for Psychology Today, and is often quoted in the media. Recent media appearances include NPR, the New York Times, theatlantic.com, Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, and CBC Radio. He regularly delivers talks based on his books, notably at the New York Public Library (broadcast by CSPAN's BookTV) and the Smithsonian Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an MA in English from the University of Minnesota, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia, and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow.
Larry's books include Pledging Allegiance: American Identity and the Bond Drive of World War II (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997), The Future Ain't What It Used to Be: The 40 Cultural Trends Transforming Your Job, Your Life, Your World (Riverhead Books, 1998), 563 Stupid Things People Do To Mess Up Their Lives (St. Martin's Griffin, 2000), Brought to You By: Postwar Television Advertising and the American Dream (University of Texas Press, 2002), The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair (Syracuse University Press, 2007), Future: A Recent History (University of Texas Press, 2009), Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture (AMACOM, 2009), Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), Supernatural America: A Cultural History (Praeger, 2011), The American Dream: A Cultural History (Syracuse University Press, 2012), Sexidemic: A Cultural History Of Sex In America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Shrink: A Cultural History Of Psychoanalysis In America (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), The American Middle Class: A Cultural History (Routledge, 2013), Death, American Style: A Cultural History of Dying in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), and New York City 1964: A Cultural History (McFarland, 2014).
Larry lives in Miami, Florida and can be reached at email@example.com.