James S. Olson

James S. Olson is a Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is a historian of recent U.S. history as well as popular culture. He also has a special interest in Vietnam and has edited the Dictionary of the Vietnam War (1988) and written The Vietnam War: Handbook of the Literature and Research (1993) and with Randy Roberts, Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, Second Edition (1996). Olson is the author of many other books and articles, including The Ethnic Dimension in American History, Second Edition (1995); Saving Capitalism (1988); and with Randy Roberts, John Wayne: American (1995).

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