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H. W. Brands has 2 upcoming events.
H.W. BRANDS - The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Tuesday, June 4th at 7PM
Best Selling Austin Author H.W. Brands
Speaking and Signing The man who saved the union
: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace From New York Times bestselling author H. W. Brands
, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.
Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands's sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right. He was a beloved commander in the field but willing to make the troop sacrifices necessary to win the war, even in the face of storms of criticism. He worked valiantly to protect the rights of freedmen in the South; Brands calls him the last presidential defender of black civil rights for nearly a century. He played it straight with the American Indians, allowing them to shape their own fate even as the realities of Manifest Destiny meant the end of their way of life. He was an enormously popular president whose memoirs were a huge bestseller; yet within decades of his death his reputation was in tatters, the victim of Southerners who resented his policies on Reconstruction. In this page-turning biography, Brands now reconsiders Grant's legacy and provides a compelling and intimate portrait of a man who saved the Union on the battlefield and consolidated that victory as a resolute and principled political leader. H.W. Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History. He writes on American history and politics, with books including The man who saved the union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
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Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
History Book Group: Discuss "Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times"
The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss H.W. Brands’ Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
at 6:30 p.m. Thursday June 27 at Decorah Public Library. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the front desk of the library.
Brands’ book recounts the extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson- the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness- told by the bestselling author of “The First American.” (psybre)… (more)
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H. W. Brands
H. W. Brands
discusses The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s
Mr. Brands talked about his book, The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s, published by St. Martin's Press . He characterized the decade as dealing with the end of the U.S. frontier West and looking forward to a new century, and in which populism was in conflict with political elitism. He described individuals such as Teddy Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and William Jennings Bryant. (timspalding)… (more)
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