B.A., The University
of Michigan, 1961 (honors with distinction)
M.A., Yale University,
Ph.D., Yale University,
Gibbon and his
Roman Empire (University of Illinois Press: Urbana, 1971).
The King's Trial:
The French Revolution vs. Louis XVI (University of California Press:
Paperback edition: University of California Press: Berkeley, 1981.
Leatherbound edition: The Notable Trials Library: Gryphon Editions, New
Career of Maximilien Robespierre (The Free Press: New York, 1985).
Spanish translation and edition: Javier Vergara: Buenos Aires, 1986.
Paperback edition: The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1989.
The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann (The Free Press: New York,
Paperback edition: The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1996.
German Translation and edition: S. Fischer Verlag: Frankfurt, 1996.
The Assassination of Paris, with a preface by John Merriman (The
University of Chicago Press, 1994).
France: Les Lieux de Mémoire: The State,under the direction
of Pierre Nora, translation directed
by David P. Jordan (The University of Chicago, 2001)
Awards and Positions:
for the Humanities Fellowship, 1992-93
History, 1600-1800, for The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, 1994-1997.
Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1997.
of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994-1997.
Bill Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989 and 1998.
of Illinois Senior University Scholar, 1996-99.