Alan Cate: A Short Biography on Dr. Lloyd C. Gardner

Alan Cate, an author and teacher, has served as Army Colonel, Chief of Operations with the United States Army. He enjoys reading historical texts during his unoccupied time. Alan Cate additionally reviews one of Dr. Gardner’s manuscripts, Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam, at

Dr. Lloyd C. Gardner, a respected historian, has taught at Rutgers University since 1963. He currently maintains the appointment of Emeritus Research Professor of History. Dr. Gardner recently received the 2012 Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professorship at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He has additionally earned a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as two Fulbright Professorships in Finland and England.

Dr. Gardner has authored numerous books on 20th century foreign policy in the United States, as well as the nation’s conflicts with Vietnam and other countries. His published works include The Long Road to Baghdad; Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam; The Anglo-American Response to Revolution, 1913-1923; Architects of Illusion: Men and Ideas in American Foreign Policy, 1941-1949; and Imperial America: American Foreign Policy Since 1898. Dr. Gardner currently resides in Newtown, Pennsylvania.