David Greenberg is associate professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University. His first book, Nixons Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) won the Washington Monthly Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Award, and Columbia University's Bancroft Dissertation Award. He recently was awarded the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, awarded annually to someone whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture, as well as the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence. He is currently working on a history of political spin. Prof. Greenberg has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly,and The New Yorker. He is a regular contributor to the online magazine Slate, where he writes the "History Lesson" column and other occasional reviews and essays. Before pursuing his PhD, he served as acting editor and managing editor of The New Republic magazine.