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John Morton Blum (1921–2011)

American writer, biographer and historian John Morton Blum was born in New York City in 1921. He graduated from Harvard University in 1943 with an A.B., received his M.A. from the university in 1947 and his PhD in 1950. He later became an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1956 he joined the faculty of Yale ... See full bio »

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  The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (academic advisor - 2 episodes, 2002) (advisor - 2 episodes, 1996)
- Woodrow Wilson: Episode One - A Passionate Man (2002) ... (academic advisor)
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 2008 The Jewish Americans (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2002 Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 The Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (segment "The Great War")
- No Man's Land (1999) ... Himself (segment "The Great War")
 1996 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 1983 Zelig
Himself - Contemporary Interviews (as Professor John Morton Blum)
 1966 NET Journal (TV Series documentary)
- To Be a Man (1966) ... Himself

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Book (ed.): "The National Experience". See more »

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Professor John Morton Blum

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[on teaching President George W. Bush at Yale] I did not have the foggiest recollection of him.


He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He returned to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts to earn a Master's degree in 1947 and a Ph.D. in 1950. See more »

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