Melvyn P. Leffler

A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration and the Cold WarFor the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War.

The son of businessman Louis and Mollie Leffler, he married historian Phyllis Koran on September 1, 1968; they have one daughter, Sarah Ann and one son, Elliot.

Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015

In 2014, the University of Virginia gave him its Thomas Jefferson Award for excellence in scholarship. The Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations honored him in 2012 with its Laura and Norman Graebner Award for lifetime achievement and service.