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Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of vis mere New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Cronkite, and Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America. He also wrote three books with historian Stephen E. Ambrose: The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Witness to History, and The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. He has won several awards including the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize for Driven Patriot and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Douglas Brinkley

Cronkite (2012) 328 eksemplarer
Rosa Parks (2000) 294 eksemplarer
Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954 (2004) — Redaktør — 294 eksemplarer
Gerald R. Ford (2007) 197 eksemplarer
The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey (1993) 195 eksemplarer
Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (2004) 185 eksemplarer
The World War II Desk Reference (1756) 124 eksemplarer
The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 (2014) 119 eksemplarer
American Ruins (2007) — Forord — 85 eksemplarer
The Nixon Tapes: 1973 (2015) 66 eksemplarer
FDR and the Creation of the U.N. (1670) 21 eksemplarer
The Atlantic Charter (1994) 12 eksemplarer
Os Diários de Reagan 2 eksemplarer
LIFE D-Day (2019) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,929 eksemplarer
The Reagan Diaries (2007) — Redaktør — 1,130 eksemplarer
The Town and the City (1950) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver828 eksemplarer
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Bidragyder — 590 eksemplarer
Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960 (2007) — Redaktør — 415 eksemplarer
Fire on the Mountain (1962) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver343 eksemplarer
House of Earth (2013) — Introduktion; Redaktør — 269 eksemplarer
Star-Spangled Banner: Our Nation and Its Flag (1993) — Forord, nogle udgaver122 eksemplarer
The Case of Abraham Lincoln (2007) — Forord, nogle udgaver100 eksemplarer
A Hoosier Holiday (1916) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver50 eksemplarer
The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy (2012) — Forord — 37 eksemplarer
Thirty-Six Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000 Presidential Election Crisis (2001) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver26 eksemplarer
Prejudice Across America (2000) — Forord — 8 eksemplarer

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Reading this book made me cry.
America should do better, there needs to be better planning, and better response when something happens.
alanac50 | 18 andre anmeldelser | Feb 27, 2024 |
This was not quite as good IMO as Brinkley's histories/biographies of the two President Roosevelts' environmental legacies because, lacking a central figure, the focus is more diffuse. Nonetheless, it was another enjoyable and well-researched piece by this author. This book had the added treat for me of surfacing information about events and persons from my early childhood about which I remembered hearing on the evening news.
Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
Although similar in content and approach to Brinkley's [b:The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America|4668676|The Wilderness Warrior Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America|Douglas Brinkley|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1348324787s/4668676.jpg|4719080], I just didn't find Rightful Heritage as engaging. I can't quite put my finger on why not.
Nonetheless, FDR's conservation accomplishments are most impressive (and the then-unpredicted negative consequences of some actions are disappointing).… (mere)
Treebeard_404 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Very detailed (maybe a little too detailed) account of Theodore Roosevelt's passion for natural history, Darwinism, and creating frameworks for protecting American wilderness and its flora and fauna. Given how much minutia is packed into the book, the ending is rather abrupt; almost as if Brinkley just had enough of his topic.
[Audiobook note: The reader, Dennis Holland, was good. But I had to run it at 145% normal speed to make it tolerable.]
Treebeard_404 | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |



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