Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History, University of Washington
"I'm out there to clean the plate."
Richard Ben Cramer, 2005
Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America
The epic human story of how, out of a small patch of land in Northern California, high tech recreated America in its image, for good and for ill.
Available at Penguin Press or Amazon.
Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century
A story of politics, and a story of a nation and its people. Four pivotal presidential elections of the American century, and the great cultural and political transformations that surrounded them.
Available at Penn Press or Amazon.
Cities of Knowledge
Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley
How high-tech regions came to be, what the Cold War had to do with it, and how research universities became catalysts of American political and economic destiny.
Available at Princeton University Press or Amazon.