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Brinkley, Alan

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Most widely held works by Alan Brinkley
Voices of protest : Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley( )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America. This is a book about two remarkable men-Huey P. Long, a first-term United States Senator from the red-clay, piney woods country of northern Louisiana; and Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit. From modest origins, they rose together in the early years of the Great Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of their era
Culture and politics in the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts : an intimate history( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the
The unfinished nation : a concise history of the American people by Alan Brinkley( Book )

83 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, historian Brinkley tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. This fifth edition features eight new essays and enhanced coverage of recent events and developments in the continuing American story.--From publisher description
The end of reform : New Deal liberalism in recession and war by Alan Brinkley( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Democratic party won a landslide victory in the 1936 elections, the way seemed open for the New Deal to complete the restructuring of American government it had begun in 1933. But, as Alan Brinkley makes clear, no sooner were the votes counted than the New Deal began to encounter a series of crippling political and economic problems that stalled its agenda and forced an agonizing reappraisal of the liberal ideas that had shaped it - a reappraisal still in progress when the United States entered World War II. The wartime experience helped complete the transformation of New Deal liberalism. It muted Washington's hostility to the corporate world and diminished liberal faith in the capacity of government to reform capitalism. But it also helped legitimize Keynesian fiscal policies, reinforce commitments to social welfare, and create broad support for "full employment" as the centerpiece of postwar liberal hopes. By the end of the war, New Deal liberalism had transformed itself and assumed its modern form - a form that is faring much less well today than almost anyone would have imagined a generation ago. The End of Reform is a study of ideas and of the people who shaped them: Franklin Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Harold Ickes, Henry Morgenthau, Jesse Jones, Tommy Corcoran, Leon Henderson, Marriner Eccles, Thurman Arnold, Alvin Hansen. It chronicles a critical moment in the history of modern American politics, and it speculates that the New Deal's retreat from issues of wealth, class, and economic power has contributed to present-day liberalism's travails
The publisher : Henry Luce and his American century by Alan Brinkley( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century. As the founder of "Time," "Fortune, "and "Life "magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world
The reader's companion to the American presidency by Alan Brinkley( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a narrative history of the American presidency against the backdrop of America's social, cultural, and economic times
The Chicago handbook for teachers : a practical guide to the college classroom by Alan Brinkley( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers is an extraordinarily helpful guide for all those who face the challenge of putting together material for a course and then making it work. Representing teachers at all stages of their careers, the authors, including distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, offer practical advice for almost any situation a new teacher might face, from preparing a syllabus to managing classroom dynamics. Beginning with a nuts and bolts plan for designing a course, the handbook also explains how to lead a discussion, evaluate your own teaching, deliver an effective lecture, supervise students' writing and research, create and grade exams, and more. Other sections address the less straightforward aspects of teaching, such as dealing with "diversity issues" and knowing where to draw the line in relationships with students. Particularly timely is an up-to-date discussion of when and how best to incorporate the Internet and other electronic resources into your teaching
Liberalism and its discontents by Alan Brinkley( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did liberalism, the great political tradition that from the New Deal to the 1960s seemed to dominate American politics, fall from favor so far and so fast? In this history of liberalism since the 1930s, a distinguished historian offers an eloquent account of post-war liberalism, where it came from, where it has gone, and why. The book supplies a crucial chapter in the history of twentieth-century American politics as well as valuable and clear perspective on the state of our nation's politics today
John F. Kennedy by Alan Brinkley( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961?the youngest man ever elected to the office?and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s. But as Alan Brinkley shows in his ... assessment, the reality of Kennedy's achievements was much more complex than the legend. His brief presidency encountered significant failures?among them the Bay of Pigs fiasco, which cast its shadow on nearly every national-security decision that followed. But Kennedy also had successes, among them the Cuban Missile Crisis and his belated but powerful stand against segregation. Kennedy seemed to live on a knife's edge, moving from one crisis to another?Cuba, Laos, Berlin, Vietnam, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. His controversial public life mirrored his hidden private life. He took risks that would seem reckless and even foolhardy when they emerged from secrecy years later. Kennedy's life, and his violent and sudden death, reshaped our view of the presidency. Brinkley gives us a full picture of the man, his times, and his enduring legacy."--Amazon
Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States by Vincent Virga( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses photographs, maps, illustrations, posters, manuscripts, letters, and other treasures in the Special Collections of the Library of Congress to document the history of the United States from 1492 through the late twentieth century, and includes seven essays of historical commentary
New Federalist papers : essays in defense of the Constitution by Alan Brinkley( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Federalist Papers brings together three prominent and highly visible constitutional experts - Alan Brinkley, Nelson W. Polsby, and Kathleen M. Sullivan - to address the threats posed by current challenges to the American Constitution and defend the representative democracy put in place by its framers. Like Hamilton, Madison, and Jay, the authors of New Federalist Papers see danger in the effort to diminish and relocate federal power at the same time that they recognize the importance of the market, of state and local governments, and of the many other institutions on which a healthy society depends. They aim to stimulate debate at a time when there is much at stake, recognizing that it is the task of public discourse to bring about a reasoned consideration of such issues as gun control, term limits, flag burning, the balanced-budget amendment, campaign finance reform, and the attempt to require a "supermajority" in Congress for the passage of controversial legislation
American history : a survey by Alan Brinkley( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Brinkley is Professor of History and former Provost at Columbia University. He is the author of several award-winning books on American economics, famous figures, and politics throughout history. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard. He taught previously at MIT and Harvard. In 1998-1999, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. He has also won several awards for teaching. Highly respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, Brinkley's American History book provides students and instructors with a broad, comprehensive approach to the American past. It offers not only a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history, but also a deep exploration of the many other fields that are central to a critical understanding of the nation's past: social, cultural, economic, and urban history, including the histories of the South and the West, the environment, science and technology, race, ethnicity, gender, and the global context of the American experience
Days of destiny : crossroads in American history : America's greatest historians examine thirty-one uncelebrated days that changed the course of history by James M McPherson( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-one essays in which the authors, all historians, discuss specific, under-recognized events they believe helped shape America and the world
Houdini : art and magic by Brooke Kamin Rapaport( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates Harry Houdini's life and career, covering his daring escapes, cinematic escapades, Broadway career, secretive personal life, and influence on Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, and Edward Hopper
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Alan Brinkley( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of international diplomacy, the American party system, and the government's role in global and domestic policy. Brinkley ... provides a clear, concise introduction to Roosevelt's sphinx-like character and remarkable achievements. In a vivid narrative packed with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and his initial entry into politics. From there, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, a position in which FDR remained until death, through an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Throughout the book, Brinkley elegantly blends FDR's personal life with his professional one, providing a lens into the President's struggles with polio and his somewhat distant relationship with the first lady. Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war ever recorded. His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish."--Publisher description
Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur M Melzer( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The American presidency( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about the American presidency explores such questions as how has the office evolved from the Founding Father's intentions, what were some of the lasting presidential initiatives, and what separates a successful president from an unsuccessful one
Campaigns : a century of presidential races from the photo archives of the New York Times by Alan Brinkley( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs from the archives of "The New York Times," that chronicle the history of presidential campaigns throughout the twentieth century
America in the twentieth century by Frank Freidel( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey of twentieth-century American life, domestic development, and international involvement up to the time of Watergate
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The end of reform : New Deal liberalism in recession and war
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Alan Brinkley American historian

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Alan Brinkley historiador estadounidense

Alan Brinkley historien américain

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Culture and politics in the Great DepressionThe unfinished nation : a concise history of the American peopleThe end of reform : New Deal liberalism in recession and warThe publisher : Henry Luce and his American centuryThe reader's companion to the American presidencyThe Chicago handbook for teachers : a practical guide to the college classroomLiberalism and its discontentsEyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States