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Michael Hamilton Morgan

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Nationality  American
Name  Michael Morgan
Role  Novelist
Known for  Lost History

Michael Hamilton Morgan wwwlosthistoryonlinecomsitebuilderimagesmhmpo
Fields  Political science, writer, diplomat
Books  Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists, Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages

Alma mater  University of Virginia
Institution  University of Virginia
Institutions  University of Virginia

Michael Hamilton Morgan is a political scientist and a novelist and non-fiction author from the US. He wrote a book named Lost History and Arabia: The Golden Ages.


Early life and education

Michael Hamilton Morgan was born in 1951, in Charlotte, North Carolina, US.

Professional career

Michael Hamilton Morgan is a novelist and nonfiction author. His book Lost History: the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, was translated into various languages including Arabic, Indonesian and Korean. Since 2007, MH Morgan has been a keynote speaker at the British Parliament, World Economic Forum/Arab Business Council, U.S. Treasury, Georgetown University, UCLA, University of Virginia, American University Sharjah, the Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and the Asia Society. Morgan has appeared on ABC Good Morning America, Al Jazeera (Arabic and English services), BBC World, CBS Evening News, CSpan, Public Radio International, and Voice of America TV. His op-eds and advertorials have appeared in The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. From 1990 to 2000 Morgan was director and senior consultant for the international Pegasus Prize for Literature, and worked with writers like Isabel Allende, Harrison Salisbury, Robert Stone, and William Styron, and publishers like Grove Atlantic, Penguin and Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Morgan was keynote speaker at the PEN World Congress in Prague in 1994. He was a keynote speaker at the U.S. National Archives in 1992 on international thrillers, and has been interviewed by U.S., European, Asian and Latin American television.

Diplomatic career

As a career diplomat from 1980–87, Morgan was Deputy Staff Director (1985–87) of the bipartisan White House commission overseeing the Voice of America and the Fulbright Scholarships. He accompanied official delegations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Cuba. He also served as U.S. spokesman during the 1983 Grenada crisis, where he dealt with a press corps of 800. Secretary of State George Shultz gave him a Meritorious Honor Award in 1984. As a diplomat he was assigned to Peru, the Eastern Caribbean and Washington, D.C.


Morgan speaks fluent English and Spanish, and has studied French, German and Norwegian. He has lived or worked in more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with High Distinction.


  • Lost History: the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, This book has been translated into various languages including Arabic, Indonesian and Korean.
  • Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages Published in fall 2010 by Insight Editions
  • Collision with History: the Search for John F. Kennedy’s PT 109 This book and TV documentary was released by National Geographic and MSNBC in 2002.
  • References

    Michael Hamilton Morgan Wikipedia

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