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Michael Aaron Rockland is professor of American Studies Emeritus at Rutgers University. His early career was in the U.S. diplomatic service, during which he was a cultural attaché in both Argentina and Spain . He is the author of sixteen books, five of which have received special recognition and prizes. His first book, Sarmiento's Travels in the United States in 1847 (Princeton), was chosen by The Washington Post's Book World as one of the "Fifty Best Books of the Year." His novel, A Bliss Case (Coffee House) was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." A book he co-wrote, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike (Rutgers) was chosen by the New Jersey State Library as one of the "Ten Best Books Ever Written on New Jersey or by a New Jerseyan." His latest books are a new edition of The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel (Rutgers University Press) and the novel Married to Hitler (Hansen Publishing Group), as well as two memoirs, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain and Navy Crazy (also Hansen) . Rockland has won seven major teaching/lecturing awards, including the National Teaching Award in American Studies. He has lectured in some twenty-three countries around the world. A regular contributor to New Jersey Monthly magazine, he has also worked in television and film production, mostly for P.B.S., including scripting and acting in one movie, Three Days on Big City Waters. He is regularly interviewed on N.P.R.

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American Studies Department, Rutgers University

Speaker's Bureau, New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Rutgers University Press 

Hansen Publishing Group

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Married to Hitler

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