Marshall T. Poe
Marshall T. Poe

Marshall T. Poe grew up in Kansas, studying at Grinnell College, Iowa before attending graduate school at Berkeley in California. Poe lived in the USSR and Russia, his academic speciality being Russian History. He later spent a decade teaching at the prestigious Harvard University, with visiting positions at NYU and Columbia.

Poe stepped away from academia to work for The Atlantic Monthly (now The Atlantic). He worked there for six years as a writer/editor before taking a position as a professor at the University of Iowa. After another seven years of teaching, Poe founded the New Books Network (newbooksnetwork.com). He now works as editor of the NBN, as well as writing and teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives with his family in Northampton, MA.


Books by Marshall T. Poe

How to Read a History Book

The Hidden History of History

Jan 2018

How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them.

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