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Education and affiliations
He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He served as a history department faculty member at Suffolk County Community College in New York until 2006, and is a senior faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (LvMI) in Auburn, Alabama, as well as a member of the editorial board for Libertarian Papers.
He was an ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellow in 1995–96.  Woods was also the recipient of the 2004 O.P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship and of an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute in 2003. He has additionally been awarded two Humane Studies Fellowships and a Claude R. Lambe Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an eleven-volume encyclopedia.
Catholicism, history, and political incorrectness
Woods is a convert to the Roman Catholic Church and author of The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He was associate editor of The Latin Mass Magazine, which advocates traditional Catholicism, for eleven years. As a traditional Catholic, he advocates the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and cultural conservatism. His 2005 book, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, is the basis for The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization, a thirteen-episode television series airing on EWTN in 2008. The series examines the Church's influence on law, morality, science, and scholarship.
Woods's writing has appeared in numerous popular and scholarly periodicals, including the American Historical Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor's Business Daily, Modern Age, American Studies, Journal of Markets & Morality, New Oxford Review, The Freeman, Independent Review, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, AD2000, Crisis, Human Rights Review, Catholic Historical Review, and the Catholic Social Science Review. He is a contributing editor of The American Conservative.
His most popular book to date was the 2004 New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Regnery Publishing, 2004). He was also the author of the 2009 New York Times bestseller Meltdown (Regnery Publishing, 2009), which featured a foreword by Congressman Ron Paul.
Reception of Woods's work in academia
In June 2005 Thomas Woods gave a series of ten lectures at the Ludwig von Mises Institute entitled "The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective" as part of a seminar devoted entirely to Woods and his own areas of interest in American history. Woods has called for a strict interpretation of the United States Constitution, or preferably, the Articles of Confederation.
He also hosted an eight-lecture seminar covering the material in his book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, to the Auburn University Academy for Lifelong Learners, hosted by the Mises Institute. On 14 February 2007, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute announced that Woods' 2005 book, The Church and the Market, was the winner of the $50,000 top prize in the books category of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards.
- The Great Facade: Vatican II and the Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church (co-authored with Christopher Ferrara; 2002) ISBN 1-890740-10-1
- The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era (2004) ISBN 0-231-13186-0
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (2004) ISBN 0-89526-047-6
- The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy (2005) ISBN 0-7391-1036-5
- How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization (2005) ISBN 0-89526-038-7
- 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask (2007) ISBN 0307346684
- Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass (2007) ISBN 9780979354021
- Who Killed the Constitution?: The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (co-authored with Kevin Gutzman; 2008) ISBN 978-0307405753)
- Beyond Distributism (2008) 
- Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse (February 2009) (ISBN 1-5969-8587-9) & (ISBN 978-1-5969-8587-2)
- Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century (2010) ISBN 1596981490
- Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse (2011) ISBN 1596981415
- Choate, Rufus (2002). The Political Writings of Rufus Choate. Gateway Editions. ISBN 0-89526-154-5.
- Brownson, Orestes (2003, reprint of 1875 edition). The American Republic. Gateway Editions. ISBN 0-89526-072-7.
- Rothbard, Murray (2007). The Betrayal of the American Right. Ludwig von Mises Institute. ISBN 978-1-933550-13-8.
- We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now. Basic Books. 2007. ISBN 1568583850. (Co-edited with Murray Polner.)
- Back on the Road to Serfdom: The Resurgence of Statism. ISI. 2010. ISBN 978-1935191902.
- New York Times "Bestseller List" (Paperback non-fiction), 9 January 2005 
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- "Around the Diocese." The Catholic Voice Online. 18 February 2008
- "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History: Lecture Series." Mises Institute. 
- "ISI Announces 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award Winners." YahooNews. 14 February 2007.
- Official website (with appearances schedule)
- Learn Austrian Economics - Tom's recommended reading
- Thomas Woods at Mises.org
- Thomas Woods archive at LewRockwell.com
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- Thomas Woods archive at HumanEvents.com
- Thomas Woods archive at Independent.org
- Thomas Woods archive at ISI.org
- The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization
- Interview with a Zombie on Nullification book (video)
- Thomas Woods. The main cause of the economic crisis (subtítulos en español) (video)
- Thomas Woods at Wikipedia