Professor Allan J. Lichtman, Ph.D.

Professor Allan J. Lichtman
  • American University
  • Harvard University
Each president had a powerful vision of America and the American promise, even though they came from widely different backgrounds, had varying styles, personalities, and beliefs, while embracing different approaches to governing.

Dr. Allan J. Lichtman is Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. He did his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Professor Lichtman is the recipient of the Scholar-Teacher Award from American University. He was a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including The Thirteen Keys to the Presidency and The Keys to the White House. The ìKeysî system predicted well ahead of time the outcome of every presidential election from 1984 to 1996. He is editor of the book series Studies in Modern American History. Dr. Lichtman has published more than 100 scholarly and popular articles that have appeared in journals and newspapers, including the American Historical Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, New Republic, Washington Monthly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Lichtman has provided commentary for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, Worldnet, Voice of America, the BBC, and many other networks worldwide.


"Dr. Lichtman's presentation is even handed and supremely thorough. I learned more about U.S. history from his series that I ever did in public school or college."

4 Courses and Sets

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4 Courses and Sets

  1. Great Presidents

    Great Presidents

    Allan J. Lichtman
    4.4 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    Meet 12 of America’s most important presidents. Through revealing anecdotes and “inside stories” you can examine their lives, achievements, and legacies to American life and politics through the eyes of political expert Dr. Allan J. Lichtman. These 12 leaders steered the United States through pivotal times: Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Polk, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman,...
  2. (Set) Great Presidents/American Civil War  Set

    (Set) Great Presidents/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,039.90 Starting at $1,039.90 $1,039.90 $1,039.90$1,039.90
  3. (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln  & Great Presidents  Set

    (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln & Great Presidents

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $719.90 $339.90$719.90
  4. (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Investigate the defining leaders of American history and the Revolutionary War that started it all. In Great Presidents, examine the lives, achievements, and legacies of the men generally considered to be our 12 most iconic presidents. Then, get a richly detailed picture of the landmark conflict between a group of united colonists and the most powerful empire of the 18th century in The American Revolution.