Michael Aaron Rockland is
professor of American Studies at Rutgers University.
service, during which he was a cultural attaché in both Argentina
which have received special
recognition and prizes.
His first book, Sarmiento's Travels in
in 1847 (Princeton), was chosen by
The Washington Post's Book World as
of the "Fifty Best Books of the Year." His novel, A Bliss
Case (Coffee House) was a New York Times "Notable
Looking for America
on the New Jersey
Turnpike (Rutgers) was chosen by
Jersey State Library as one of the "Ten Best Books Ever Written on New Jersey
by a New
Jerseyan." His latest books are The George Washington Bridge:
Poetry in Steel (Rutgers), Stones, a novel, and two
memoirs, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain and Navy Crazy (all
Hansen Publishing Group).
won seven major teaching/lecturing awards, including the National
in American Studies. He has lectured in some twenty-three countries
world. A regular contributor to New
Jersey Monthly magazine, he has also worked in television and film
production, mostly for P.B.S., including scripting and acting in one film, Three Days on Big City Waters. He is regularly interviewed on N.P.R.