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H.W. Brands

Author of The First American

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May
26
H.W. BRANDS - Reagan: The Life
BookPeople, Tuesday, May 26 at 7pm
Tuesday, May 26 at 7PM

Historian & Author H.W. Brands speaking & signing Reagan: The Life

Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the twentieth century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty. Reagan sought to restore democracy by bolstering capitalism. In Brands's telling, how Reagan, who voted four times for FDR, engineered a conservative transformation of American politics is both a riveting personal journey and the story of America in the modern era.

ABOUT H.W. Brands

Henry William 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 taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. 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. He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting H.W. Brands and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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H. W. Brands
Booknotes, Sunday, February 25, 1996
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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