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H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and vis mere Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. Several of his books have been best sellers, including one recently published, The General vs. the President. Two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs. (Bowker Author Biography) H. W. Brands lives in Austin, Texas. (Publisher Provided) H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor of History and Ralph R. Thomas '21 Professor in Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: H.W. Brands, Henry W. Brands, Professor HW Brands

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Værker af H. W. Brands

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) 1,918 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (2005) 938 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
T.R.: The Last Romantic (1997) 656 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 (2010) 570 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace (2012) 538 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Reagan (REAGAN - The Life) (2015) 383 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West (2019) 331 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Woodrow Wilson (2003) 233 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
American Dreams: The United States Since 1945 (2010) 159 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s (1995) 121 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Devil We Knew: Americans and the Cold War (1993) 71 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Bound to Empire: The United States and the Philippines (1992) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Haiku History: The American Saga Three Lines at a Time (2020) 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

Associated Works

Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House (2004) — Bidragyder — 149 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
America, past and present (1983) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver124 eksemplarer
America Past and Present, Volume I: Chapters 1-16 (6th Edition) (1997)nogle udgaver84 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
America Past and Present, Volume II (since 1865) (1997)nogle udgaver59 eksemplarer
The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt (2001) — Redaktør — 51 eksemplarer

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I started reading this book with the ideas that it would deep dive into areas I had not previously read about, like regional conflicts about patriots and loyalists, with a brother against brother, Civil War like, feel. With the exception of the tantalizing beginning in North Carolina, it turned out to be a history of William Franklin and his father, Benjamin, George Washington, John Adams, with a little Sam thrown in. In other words, more or less the usual suspects and an unfortunate non-learning experience.… (mere)
SamMelfi | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 2, 2024 |
It's a good book on the early days of the American Republic where Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showed the foresight to realize that the weak Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced with a stronger government that took some of the authority previously held by the states and delegated them to a Federal government with three distinct branches composed of a bicameral legislative branche, a strengthened executive in the firm of a president and a judiciary with built in checks and balances. The ratification was aided by the arguments of the Federalist Papers.

The first presidential election was uncontested, with George Washington becoming the first chief executive with John Adams as the first vice-president for the first two terms. The third election was the first contested election between Federalist John Adams and Republican Thomas Jefferson, with John Adams elected to the presidency with Republican Jefferson as his VP. The election had the Republicans turning out the Federalist from leadership for the first time, aided by the disloyalty of Alexander Hamilton to the Federalist party.

It is a good book that has weaknesses in the structure of the footnotes and the lack of a bibliography.
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dsha67 | May 5, 2024 |
Brands includes exquisitely detailed physical descriptions of key characters. I especially appreciate his ability to tell a story as well as document history.
gmfbard | 8 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
Very good overview of the relationship between the United States and the Philippines since 1898.
Lewis.Noles | Mar 23, 2024 |



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