An Officer and a ProfessorIssue: Nov-Dec 2007
Michael Howard, Captain Professor: The Memoirs of Sir Michael Howard (New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006), 221 pp., $44.95.
IN RECENT decades, a British invasion has been taking place in American academia. One history department after another has welcomed scholars from across the pond to instruct and enlighten Americans about the past. Some of the prize catches include Paul Kennedy, Simon Schama, Linda Colley, Jonathan Spence and, most recently, Niall Ferguson. But perhaps no one has occupied a more prominent position than Sir Michael Howard.