Nebraska Authors

Ben Sasse

AKA: Benjamin Eric Sasse

Born 1972 Plainview, NE (USA)

Ben Sasse served as a United States Senator representing Nebraska from 2015 to 2022. His first book, The Vanishing American Adult, (2017) addressed the state of America's youth with a critical eye. His 2019 book Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal addresses political polarization as a problem of values. Named by Time magazine in 2021 as one of 100 emerging leaders shaping the future, Sasse is a graduate of Fremont High School, Harvard and Yale Universities, and former president of Fremont's Midland University.

Places Lived

Fremont, NE
Austin, TX

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Fremont High School, 1990
BA, Harvard University, 1994
MA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, 1998
PhD in American History, Yale University, 2004


President of University of Florida, 2023-
United States Senator from Nebraska (2015-2022)
Management Consultant
University Professor
Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry
Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Secretary for planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
President of Midland University, Fremont, NE

Places Worked

Fremont, NE
Washington, D.C.
Austin, TX


Theron Rockwell Field Prize
George Washington Egleston Prize


The Vanishing American Adult. 2017.
Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How To Heal. 2018.

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