American History

Herbert and Edith Lehman

Photo Courtesy of Columbia University Archives

Lehman did not graduate from any school at Columbia, but a library and scholarly center are named for him and the Rare Book library houses his archive.

In his new book, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama, Professor Stephen Sestanovich’s argues that since World War II, policy makers have repeatedly miscalculated, quarreled with allies and underestimated their foes.