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Justus Drew Doenecke
American historian

Justus Drew Doenecke

Justus Drew Doenecke
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Intro American historian
A.K.A. Justus D. Doenecke, Justus Doenecke
Is Historian
From United States of America
Field Social science
Gender male
Birth 5 March 1938, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Age 85 years
Star sign Pisces
Princeton University
Colgate University
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Justus Drew Doenecke (born 1938) is an American historian, writer, and professor. His 2000 book, Storm on the Horizon: the Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, received the Herbert Hoover Book Award from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Doenecke is Professor Emeritus at New College of Florida.


Doenecke was born on March 5, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, to Justus Christian and Eleanore Howard (née Smith) Doenecke. In 1960, he graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with his Bachelor of Arts degree. Doenecke earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1962 and 1966, respectively.


Doenecke was an Instructor of History at Colgate University from 1963 to 1964, and was instructor, then assistant professor, at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1965 to 1969. He rose from assistant professor to full professor at New College of Florida (from 1975 to 2001 New College of the University of South Florida) from 1966 to 2005, before being named Professor Emeritus of History in 2005.

He is the author of more than ten books. Doenecke's book Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 was the 2000 recipient for the Herbert Hoover Book Award for best book on any topic of American history within the years 1914-64, the years of Hoover's public life. The topics of Doenecke's books vary. He has written about the presidency of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, the United States' entry into World War I, the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt's general foreign policy, World War II, and the Cold War. Doenecke has also contributed to various reference books and has written articles and book reviews for scholarly journals.

Doenecke's documentary edition of the America First Committee won the Arthur S. Link Prize for Documentary Editing from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Doenecke is a member of many associations, which are as follows: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.

Personal life

Doenecke married Carol Anne Soukup, merchandizer and later a pastel artist, on March 21, 1970. He identifies as Episcopalian.


Articles & Essays


  • Nothing Less Than War: a New History of America's Entry into World War I, 2011, ISBN 9780813130033
  • Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, co-author with Mark A. Stoler, 2005, ISBN 9780847694167
  • The New Deal, 2003, ISBN 9781575240831
  • Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, 2000, ISBN 9780742507845
  • The Battle Against Intervention, 1939-1941, 1997, ISBN 9780894649011
  • From Isolation to War, 1931-1941, co-author, 1991, ISBN 9780882958767
  • In Danger Undaunted: the Anti-Interventionist Movement of 1940-1941 as revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee, 1990, ISBN 9780817988425
  • When the Wicked Rise: American Opinion-Makers and the Manchurian Crisis of 1931-1933, 1984, ISBN 9780838750483
  • The Presidencies of James A. Garfield & Chester A. Arthur, 1981, ISBN 9780700602087
  • The Diplomacy of Frustration: the Manchurian Crisis of 1931-1933 as revealed in the papers of Stanley K. Hornbeck, co-author, 1981, ISBN 9780817973117
  • Not to the Swift: the Old Isolationists in the Cold War Era, 1979, ISBN 9780838722893
  • The Literature of Isolationism; a Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship, 1930-1972, 1972, ISBN 9780879260163
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