J. Robert Moskin
HISTORIAN WRITER EDITOR
Moskin at battle-scarred Texas Ridge in Korea.
PROFILE

Korea's battle-scarred Texas Ridge — where Editor Moskin stands in this picture — is quiet now, but the hills in the background are still heavily fortified by the Communists. An abandoned U.S. Marine Corps tank symbolized United States unreadiness to meet a challenge in Korea.
March 1960

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND MILITARY SERVICE

Harvard University, B.S., 1944 (American History and Literature)
Columbia University, M.A., 1947 (American History)
U. S. Army, 1943-1946 (Southwest Pacific, 1944-46)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2013  Thomas L. Dunne, publisher of his own imprint at St. Martin's Press, itself a division of Macmillan, publishes American Statecraft.
1996 - 2012 Researching history of the U.S. Foreign Service
1996 - 2005 Editorial Consultant, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1987 - 1993 Senior Editorial Advisor, The Commonwealth Fund
1988 - 1990 Editorial Consultant, The Rockefeller Foundation
1987 - 1993 Contributing Editor, World Press Review
1984 - 1987 Editorial Director, The Commonwealth Fund
1977 - 1983 Editorial Director, The Aspen Institute
1976 - 1987 Senior Editor, World Press Review
1972 - 1975 Editor-at-large, Saturday Review
1966 - 1971 Foreign Editor & Member of Editorial Board, Look
1956 - 1966 Senior Editor, Look
1956 Senior Editor, Collier's
1953 - 1956 Managing Editor, Woman's Home Companion
1950 - 1953 Articles Editor and Medical and Science Editor, Look
1949 - 1950 Editor, The Westport (Conn.) Town Crier, weekly newspaper
1949 Reporter & Assistant to the General Manager, The New York Star
1947 - 1948 Reporter, The Newark (N.J.) Evening News
1942 Managing Editor, The Harvard Crimson
1941 Harvard Correspondent, The Boston Post

 

ACTIVITIES

Member, President's Council, Heritage University, 1994 -
Member, National Advisory Council, Hampshire College, 1988 - 2005
Member, Board of Directors, The Jerusalem Foundation, 1977 - 2002
Member, Permanent Class Committee, Harvard College, 1943–
Member, The Signet Society, Harvard University, 1943
Class Odist, Harvard University, Class of 1944
President, The Lotos Club, 1991 - 1994
Director, The Lotos Club, 1994 - 1998
Historian, The Lotos Club, 2008 -
Secretary, The Lotos Club Foundation, 2000 - 2007
The Century Association, Chair, House Committee, 1999 - 2003
   Chair, Committee on Literature, 1991 - 1996
   Member, Admissions  Committee, 1997 - 1999
U.S. Marine Corps Historical Foundation, Director 1979 - 1982, 1989 - 1995    Member, Editorial Awards Committee, 1980 - 1990
 Member, National Committee on Jewish Ethics, AUHC, 1988 - 91
 Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Present Tense magazine, 1973 - 90
 Member, Board of Directors, Faculty for Continuing Medical Education,
   1983 - 86
Member, Board of Governors, Overseas Press Club, 1975 - 1979
Member, Board of Directors, SIECUS, 1972 - 1980
Member, Screening Committee in Communications, Council for
  International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright), 1974 - 1977
National Freedom of Information Committee, Sigma Delta Chi, 1964,
   1970 - 1971
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Scarsdale (N.Y.) Adult School, 1969 - 1970

 

BOOKS

American Statecraft The Story of the U.S. Foreign Service (Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 2013)
Mr. Truman's War (Random House, 1996; The University Press
  of Kansas, 1998)
The U.S. Marine Corps Story (McGraw-Hill, 1977, 1983, 1987;
  Paddington, London, 1979; Little, Brown, 1992)
Among Lions (Arbor House, 1982; Ballantine, 1983)
Turncoat (Prentice Hall, 1968; Pocket Books, 1970)
Morality in America (Random House, 1966)

 

BOOK COLLABORATIONS

The Marines (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1998, co-editor with
   Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons, USMC)
The Executive's Book of Quotations (Oxford, 1994, co-author with
   Julia Vitullo-Martin)
Decline of the American Male (Random House, 1958, co-author with
   William Attwood, George B. Leonard, Jr.)

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN:

Look, New York Times Magazine, Reader's Digest, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, World Press Review, Collier's, Saturday Review, Marine Corps Gazette, IBM Think, Redbook, Intellectual Digest, Present Tense, Artnews, Huffington Post, Welt am Sonntag (Germany)

 

BOOK REVIEWS PUBLISHED IN:

New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, Present Tense, Naval War College Review, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Marine Corps Gazette

 

SPECIAL EDITORIAL PUBLICATIONS

"The Meaning of CAPHE: Report on Small Colleges in America," 147 pp. book, for the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education, 1990.
"Toward the Year 2000: New Forces in Publishing," Bertelsmann, 67 pp. book, Jerusalem International Book Fair - Aspen Institute Forum report, 1990.
"The Future for Publishing across Language Frontiers," Bertelsmann, 39 pp. book, Jerusalem Book Fair - Aspen Institute Forum report, 1988.
Communications Study, The United Hospital Fund, 1984.
"The Corporation and Society," Aspen Institute Executive Seminar Program 1977.
"Report from Jerusalem," Institute for Human Relations Press, 54 pp. book, 1977.
"Jerusalem — City of Mankind," Introduction by Teddy Kollek with J. Robert Moskin 1974.
Communications Study for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1973.
Publications Study, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1972.
"The Case for Advertising," 96 pp. book, American Association of Advertising Agencies, 1972.
"China Now," co-author with Donald W. Klein, 56 pp. source book & audio-visual kit, EMC Corp., 1972.

 

GRANTS

For a history of the U.S. Foreign Service:
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
- Una Chapman Cox Foundation, a consortium of private foundations interested in the Foreign Service, including Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, Delavan Foundation, DACOR Bacon House Foundation