Gilbert T. Sewall

Gilbert T. Sewall is currently a reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Since 1989, he has been director of the American Textbook Council in New York City. Sewall is a former history ...

Gilbert T. Sewall is currently a reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Since 1989, he has been director of the American Textbook Council in New York City. Sewall is a former history instructor at Phillips Academy, Andover, and education editor at Newsweek magazine. He has been on the adjunct faculties of New York University and Boston University, and a research associate at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has been a Kenan Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the National Humanities Center. Sewall is the author of Necessary Lessons: Decline and Renewal in American Schools and the co-author of After Hiroshima: The U.S.A. since 1945. Sewall is editor of The Eighties: A Reader. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, American Educator, American Spectator, and many other publications.

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