Douglas Brinkley





Douglas Brinkley


Born
in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
December 14, 1960

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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.” His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.

Average rating: 4.03 · 13,214 ratings · 1,474 reviews · 91 distinct works · Similar authors
The Great Deluge: Hurricane...

4.13 avg rating — 1,815 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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The Wilderness Warrior: The...

3.99 avg rating — 1,207 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Cronkite

3.86 avg rating — 829 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: ...

3.73 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Parish Priest: Father Micha...

3.90 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Rosa Parks: A Life

4.06 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Rightful Heritage: Franklin...

4.33 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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The Quiet World: Saving Ala...

4.05 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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“Cronkite had mastered the intentional pause, the need for frozen seconds of long silence at certain historic moments. Nobody before or after Cronkite had mastered the art of communicating news on television nightly without ever becoming an irritant.”
Douglas Brinkley, Cronkite

“It didn’t seem to matter that Reagan made his heartfelt endorsements of traditional family values despite being divorced and so alienated from his own children that one of them would write a book about what a rotten father he had been; by the same token, the president’s failure to have made regular or even occasional visits to church hardly dimmed his appeal for the resurgent religious right”
Douglas Brinkley, American Heritage History of the United States

“from Booker T. Washington himself: “You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”
Douglas Brinkley, American Heritage History of the United States

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Theodore Roosevelt Poll:

It appears that by the end of the President's Poll that Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt were tied. Then somehow after we had voted on the Thomas Jefferson book, Teddy pulled ahead!!

So now we have to make it up to all of the Theodore Roosevelt voters and a book by or about Theodore Roosevelt will be our next Presidential Series selection.

This selection will begin on June 1, 2010 and will continue for three months (June, July and August). This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He and Joe now share the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be alternating book discussions. They are both Assisting Moderators for the Presidential Series.

We have added all of the books nominated on the Theodore Roosevelt thread. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the TR books deal with only a certain period of his life, one is multi-volume (the Morris books - I have added both separately), some deal with other founding fathers too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in TR's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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