An historian, author and foreign correspondent famed for his eye-witness accounts of historic events, T.D. Allman
was born in Tampa, educated at Harvard and Oxford, and is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and Edward R.
Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has reported from places as various as El
Salvador, Beirut, Haiti, the Plain of Jars, Ethiopia during the famine, and Tiananmen Square.
Allman’s latest book, Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State, has been praised in such publications as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for non-fiction. His classic study of change in America, Miami: City of the Future, was recently republished by the University Press of Florida. His other books include Unmanifest Destiny and Rogue State. He is the coauthor or contributor to a dozen other books in which he deals with subjects ranging from his friendship with the French-language author Marguerite Yourcenar and his return to the Killing Fields of Cambodia, to his encounters with the King of Spain, Muammar Gadhafi, Boris Yeltsin and other world figures.
His byline has appeared on more than 1,000 articles of serious reportage, sent from more than 90 countries, on
subjects ranging from the urban crisis in America to ethnic cleansing in Serbia, in such publications as Harpers,
Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the National Geographic and Le Monde.
Allman has taught or lectured at Yale University, Oxford University, the University of Oregon, the University of
Indiana, the University of Alaska, UCLA, Berkeley, St. Thomas College, Florida International University and the
Royal Institute of International Affairs. The T.D. Allman Studentships, financed by the Focus Foundation, seek to
encourage independent scholarly investigation of past and present events. His archives are housed at Harvard’s
Houghton Library. He lives in New York, France and Miami.