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Eugene P. Trani


Eugene P. Trani (PhD) is President Emeritus of Virginia Commonwealth University, having retired in 2009 after a nineteen-year term as president. A specialist in U.S. foreign affairs, Trani has written extensively on the historic development of U.S. relations with other countries, publishing The Treaty of Portsmouth: An Adventure in Rooseveltian Diplomacy. He is the author of The Presidency of Warren G. Harding, acknowledged by Book magazine as the definitive book on Harding's much documented term in office. He also is co-author, with Donald E. Davis, of The First Cold War: the Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S.-Soviet Relations, and Distorted Mirrors: Americans and Their Relations with Russia and China in the Twentieth Century, recently published in the U.S., Russia, Spain and in Taiwan in Chinese, and The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: Harrison Salisbury and The New York Times.

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