O’Neill, William L. 1935-

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O’Neill, William L. 1935-

PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1935, in Big Rapids, MI; son of John P. (an oil and gas contractor) and Helen E. (a teacher) O’Neill; married E. Carol Knollmueller; children: Cassandra Leigh, Catherine Lorraine. Education: University of Michigan, B.A., 1957; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1958, Ph.D., 1963. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: The television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

ADDRESSES: Home—Highland Park, NJ. Office—Rutgers University, 16 Seminary Pl., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Agent—Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt, Inc., 136 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022.

CAREER: University of Colorado, Boulder, assistant professor, 1964-66; University of Wisconsin—Madison, associate professor, 1966-71; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, professor, 1971—, professor emeritus, 2006—.

MEMBER: Historical Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Senior fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979.


Everyone Was Brave: The Rise and Fall of Feminism in America, Quadrangle Books (Chicago, IL), 1969.

Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960s, Quadrangle Books (Chicago, IL), 1971.

The Last Romantic: A Life of Max Eastman, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1978.

A Better World: The Great Schism; Stalinism and the American Intellectuals, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1982.

American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-1960, Free Press (New York, NY), 1986.

A Democracy at War: America’s Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II, Free Press (New York, NY), 1993.