Irwin Unger. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Irwin Unger has been teaching American history for over forty years on both coasts. Born and largely educated in New York, he has lived in California, Virginia, and Washington State. He is married to Debi Unger and they have five children, now all safely past their college years. Professor Unger formerly taught at California State University at Long Beach, the University of California at Davis, and New York University He is now professor emeritus.
Professor Unger's professional interests have ranged widely within American history He has written on Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, and on the 1960s. His first book, The Greenback Era, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. Since then he has written The Movement: The New Left and (with Debi Unger) <>The Vulnerable Years, Turning Point: 1968, The Best of Intentions (about the Great Society), and LBJ: A Life. He and Debi Unger are now working on a biography of the Guggenheim family.