Thomas Whalen

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

  • Title Associate Professor of Social Sciences
  • Office College of General Studies
  • Education BA, Bates College;
    MA, PhD, Boston College

Research Areas19th and 20th century American social and political history; the Cold War; modern foreign policy; sports and American society

Selected Publications:

“Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins and the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey” (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Spirit of ’67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017)

JFK and His Enemies: A Portrait of Power, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Maryland, 2014.

When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2011.

A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007)

For a detailed academic bio and CV, please see Professor Whalen’s Department Profile.

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