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Chester Pach is a faculty member in the Department of History at Ohio University. He teaches courses in U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. He has an A.B. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. In 1995, he was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand..

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He is the winner of the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for 2005-6 and gave the address at the Graduate Commencement on June 9, 2006

He gave a presentation entitled "'Our Worst Enemy Seems to Be the Press': TV News, the Nixon Administration, and U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, 1969-73," at a conference on "The Politics of Troop Withdrawal" in June 2008 at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. See Prof. Pach give his presentation.

He delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the Ohio University-Leipzig University international partnership in June 2012. [Picture of Chester Pach].During a recent trip to Leipzig, he gave a presentation about Ronald Reagan and the Berlin Wall.

His publications include:

[Selling War]
"'We Need to Get a Better Story to the American People': LBJ,
the Progress Campaign, and the Vietnam War on Television" in
Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion
in the American Century
(University Press of Florida, 2010).

[DH Cover]
"Our Worst Enemy Seems to Be the Press": TV News, the Nixon
Administration, and U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, 1969-1973"
in Diplomatic History
34 (June 2010): 555-65.

[Americans at War]
"Ike, War and Peace in Korea: Lessons for Iraq?" in
The Ripon Forum (April/May 2008):25-26.

[Lyndon B. Johnson]
Presidential Profiles: The Johnson Years
(Facts on File, 2006)

[Third World]
"Thinking Globally and Acting Locally" in The Eisenhower
Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization
of the Cold War
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

[DH Cover]
"Top Gun, Toughness, and Terrorism: Some Reflections on
the Elections of 1980 and 2004," in Diplomatic History
28 (September 2004): 549-62.

[OAH Magazine]
"'Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay': Using Popular Music to Teach
About Dating and Youth Culture from Elvis to the Beatles," in
OAH Magazine of History 8 (July 2004): 44-47.

[Guide book]
"The United States and the Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1952" and
"United States Foreign Relations during the Eisenhower Presidency, 1953-1961"
in American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature
(ABC-CLIO, 2003)

[Reagan book]
"Sticking to His Guns: Reagan and National Security," in
The Reagan Presidency: Pragmatic Conservatism and Its Legacies
(University Press of Kansas, 2003)

[Vietnam book]
"The War on Television: TV News, the Johnson Administration, and Vietnam," in
A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Publishers, 2002)

[Encyclopedia book]
"Television," in Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy 2d ed.
(New York: Scribners, 2002)

[1968 book]
"Tet on TV: U.S. Nightly News Reporting and Presidential Policy Making," in
1968: The World Transformed (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

[Eisenhower book]
The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, rev.ed.
(University Press of Kansas, 1991)

[Arming the Free World book]
Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military
Assistance Program, 1945-1950
(University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

He is completing The Presidency of Ronald Reagan in the American Presidency Series for the University Press of Kansas. He is also writing a book entitled The First Television War: TV News, the White House, and Vietnam. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, and the Baker Fund of Ohio University to support his research and writing.

Professor Pach has served on several committees of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of H-DIPLO, a part of the H-NET Electronic Discussion Network.

To contact Chester Pach:
Email address: pach@ohio.edu
Office Phone: (740) 593-4335
Fax: (740) 593-0259
Office Address: Department of History
Bentley Annex
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Last Updated on January 30, 2014, by Chester Pach