Nebraska Authors

Paul W. Glad

Born 1926 Salt Lake City, UT (USA)

A distinguished American historian who was for many years Regent's Professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Glad is not by the strict definition a Nebraska writer, but lived here and has numerous connections to the state. Early in his career he taught at Hastings College (1950-1955) in Hastings, NE. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln in the 1960s. Three of his books directly addressed the career and influence of William Jennings Bryan. His book The Trumpet Soundeth: William Jennings Bryan and His Democracy, 1896-1912 published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1960 has retained a place on the Center for Great Plains Studies current "Great Books of the Great Plains" list for Nebraska for its exploration of Bryan's Nebraska roots.

Places Lived

Salt Lake City, UT
Lafayette, IN
Bloomington, IN
Hastings, NE
Geneva, IL
Cedar Rapids, IA
College Park, MD
Madison, WI
Norman, OK

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


William Jennings Bryan; President McKinley; United States History; Biography; Depression Era; New Deal


Bachelor of Science Degree, 1947, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Master of Arts Degree, 1949, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Ph.D., 1957, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Professor of History

Places Worked

Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Guggenheim Fellowship, 1962


American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Wisconsin Historical Society
Western History Association


The Trumpet Soundeth: William Jennings Bryan and His Democracy, 1896-1912. 1960.
McKinley, Bryan, and the People. 1964.
William Jennings Bryan, a Profile. 1968.
The Process of American History.
War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940. 1990.

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