Radu Florescu

Radu Florescu (born 23 October 1925) is a Romanian academic who holds the position of Emeritus Professor of History at Boston College. He was Director of the East European Research Center at Boston College, and also a professor of history. Florescu was born in Bucharest. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church, Oxford in Great Britain, before moving to the United States, where he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. Radu Florescu is now living in the south of France and travels to Boston, where he is working on a new book. He has written many academic articles and books on Romanian history. He is the author (or co-author with Raymond T. McNally) of several other books on Romanian and East European history, including Essays on Roumanian History, The Struggle against Russia in the Romanian Principalities, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces, In Search of Dracula, and In Search of Frankenstein. From 1996 to 2004, Florescu served as Honorary Consul for New England by the Romanian Foreign Ministry, the first person to be appointed to such a position in the United States.

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