Gabor Boritt

Historian, Author

1940 –

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Who is Gabor Boritt?

Gabor S. Boritt was the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Born and raised in Hungary, he participated as a teenager in the 1956 revolution against the Soviet Union. He escaped to America, where he received his higher education and became a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books about Lincoln or the War. Boritt received the National Humanities Medal in 2008 from President George W. Bush. At a November 17, 2008, White House ceremony, Boritt was honored "for a distinguished career of scholarship on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. His life's work and his life's story stand as testaments to our Nation's precious legacy of liberty." His life story is the subject of a feature-length documentary film titled Budapest to Gettysburg. Boritt and his wife live on a farm near the Gettysburg Battlefield, where they have raised their three sons. He retired from both positions in 2009.

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Born
1940
Budapest
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston University
  • Yankton College

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on July 23, 2013

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