A Biography of Thomas E. Woods Jr.

0001_tom_woodsDr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Dr. Woods holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his Master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the G. Gordon Liddy Show and the Michael Medved Show.

Dr. Woods is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. Woods’s other books include the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to AskHow the Catholic Church Built Western Civilizationand The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy.

Dr. Woods’s critically acclaimed 2004 book The Church Confronts Modernity was recently released in paperback by Columbia University Press. A collection of Woods’s essays, called W obronie zdrowego rozsadku, was released exclusively in Polish in 2007. Woods’s books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, German, Czech, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovak, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Dr. Woods is the recipient of the 2004 O.P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship and of an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute in 2003. Woods has also been awarded two Humane Studies Fellowships and a Claude R. Lambe Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Institute’s Christian Social Thought Series.

Background: Dr. Thomas Woods, Jr. lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and four daughters. For 11years Dr. Woods served as associate editor of The Latin Mass magazine. Woods is presently a contributing editor of The American Conservative magazine. A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an 11-volume encyclopedia.

Dr. Woods’s writing has appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, including theAmerican Historical Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Catholic Historical Review, Modern Age, American Studies, Intercollegiate Review, Catholic Social Science Review, Economic Affairs (UK), Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Inside the Vatican, Human Events, University Bookman, Journal of Markets & Morality, New Oxford Review, Catholic World Report, Independent Review, Religion & Liberty, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, AD2000 (Australia), Christian Order (UK) and Human Rights Review.

Thomas Woods, Jr. won the $50,000 first prize in the prestigious Templeton Enterprise Awards for 2006, given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Templeton Foundation, for his book The Church and the Market. Woods was Richard M. Weaver Fellow from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

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