David Thelen is a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University. He served as the editor of the Journal of American History from 1985 to 1999 and he received the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
- Building a New South Africa: One Conversation at a Time
- Coming to Terms with Evil in the Past
- How Americans Understand and Use the Past
- Reliving the Past and Rethinking History: From South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to U.S. Army Staff Rides and Living History