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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 show more 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) show less
Image credit: Credit: Larry D. Moore, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX, Nov. 1, 2008

Works by H. W. Brands

T.R.: The Last Romantic (1997) 651 copies
Reagan: The Life (2015) 380 copies
Woodrow Wilson (2003) 227 copies

Associated Works

America, past and present (1983) — Author, some editions — 121 copies
America Past and Present, Volume II (since 1865) (1997) — some editions — 60 copies
The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt (2001) — Editor — 51 copies

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Brands includes exquisitely detailed physical descriptions of key characters. I especially appreciate his ability to tell a story as well as document history.
 
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gmfbard | 8 other reviews | Apr 3, 2024 |
Very good overview of the relationship between the United States and the Philippines since 1898.
 
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Lewis.Noles | Mar 23, 2024 |
great prose, well researched , objective yet gives wondeful insights and details into the lives and conversations of McArthur and Truman
 
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nitrolpost | 8 other reviews | Mar 19, 2024 |
Good overview of the major players and events of the Indian wars after the Civil War. Very striking how otherwise honorable men like Sherman and Sheridan never seemed to question the morality of moving entire peoples off their land; how corrupt the Indian agents were as a group; how quickly bands of Indians could move entire communities from one place to another, and how often it was necessary; how often bands could lose everything to soldiers, then somehow recover and re-equip. Made me wonder how I would have carried myself if I had been one of the officers working face-to-face with the chiefs. We white folks did an incredible amount of shit to the tribes.… (more)
 
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