Eric Rauchway

The author most recently of Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the New Deal, Rauchway is professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and has written six books of US history and a novel. He has appeared on National Public Radio and C-SPAN, and has contributed to the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement as well as the New York Times.

Praise for Winter war—a New York Times New & Noteworthy book

“Rauchway presents a Roosevelt for our own polarized age, an act of historical imagination that delivers real insights yet also simplifies a complex period.”

The Atlantic

"Roosevelt's iconic hundred days followed another hundred days, far more obscure but equally critical, and Rauchway's insightful history brings it vividly to life."


“strong scholarship, including deep engagement with archival materials, that a general audience can appreciate. This is an informative and readable history.”

Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Money Makers

"Rauchway's prose is brilliant, artful, and eloquent; if you think a book that revolves around the history of monetary policy might be rather dry, you could not be more mistaken."

Reviews in American History

"The Money Makers is economic and diplomatic history of the first order. It tells a crucially important story about a central development in the world economy, the emergence of the modern monetary system. And it tells this story with sensitivity to the economic, diplomatic and political environment. Anyone with even a passing interest in international economic affairs will benefit from reading this intelligent, timely and thoroughly accessible book."

The New York Times Book Review

"Mr Rauchway combines three things that you seldom see in economic-history books: sufficient attention to complexity; a solid grasp of the economics; and writing that is enjoyable to read. Barely a page goes by without some lovely detail …"

The Economist




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Eric Rauchway writes about and teaches US history at the University of California, Davis, where he has been a professor since 2001. He has consulted for government and private agencies, including the US Department of Justice and a major Hollywood studio. He holds a PhD from Stanford, an MA from Oxford, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell. He has previously taught at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Oxford, and he lives with his family in Davis, California. A cv is available here.