James Tobin

James Tobin won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography for Ernie Pyle’s War and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight. Educated at the University of Michigan, where he earned a PhD in history, he teaches narrative nonfiction in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Books by this Author

The Man He Became
Great Projects
Ernie Pyle's War
To Conquer the Air


History in Five: James Tobin on How Polio Shaped FDR's Political Career

James Tobin, author of THE MAN HE BECAME, presents the five things you should know about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his affliction with polio, and his rise in politics.