Most widely held works about Douglas Brinkley
Most widely held works by Douglas Brinkley
The great deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,747 libraries worldwide
An account of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.
The Reagan diaries by Ronald Reagan ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,670 libraries worldwide
During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Whether he was in his White House residence study or aboard Air Force One, from his first inauguration to the end of the Cold War, each night Reagan wrote about the events of his day. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this record--the only daily presidential diary in American history--is available for the first time. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provide insight into one of this nation's most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader.--From publisher description.
Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,620 libraries worldwide
Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail & triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before & after her historic act, & how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow? Historian Douglas Brinkley, whose "vigorous language" & "marvelous portraits" (Stephen Ambrose) have made him an acclaimed author & a media favorite, brings mid-century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life & tumultuous times. Here in Rosa Parks are the quiet dignity, hope, courage, & humor which have made this twentieth-century everywoman a living legend--an eye-opener of a book for students of history, politics, the black experience, & human nature.
The wilderness warrior : Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,264 libraries worldwide
Evaluates Theodore Roosevelt's role in launching modern conservationism, identifying the contributions of such influences as James Audubon and John Muir while describing how Roosevelt's exposure to natural wonders in his early life shaped his environmental values.
Tour of duty : John Kerry and the Vietnam War by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,205 libraries worldwide
A biography of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his decorated military career draws on Kerry's personal archives, as well as interviews with a host of friends, family, and colleagues, to examine Kerry's service during the Vietnam War and the profound influence of his service on his life and political career.
Wheels for the world : Henry Ford, his company, and a century of progress, 1903-2003 by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
In Wheels for the world, Douglas Brinkley reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Company's epic achievements, chronicling the success of the Tin Lizzie to the beloved Model A through the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus, as well as the revolutionary plants where they were built-Highland Park and River Rouge. Brinkley tells of the amazing acquisitions of Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Mazda in the 1990s. His narrative also explores Ford Motor Company's darker aspects, from its founder's anti-Semitism, ill-considered wartime pacifism, and disloyalty-not only to the cohorts who made him the richest man of his time but also to his only son. Along the way, Brinkley introduces the whole cast of characters-from the early brains of the outfit, later U.S. Senator James Couzens; to CEO Lee Iacocca to the chairman and CEO of today, William Clay Ford, Jr.
The unfinished presidency : Jimmy Carter's journey beyond the White House by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
"Jimmy Carter left the White House in January 1981, defeated in his bid for reelection and rejected by the American public - but hardly broken. In fact, as Douglas Brinkley's book reveals, he attacked the next phase of his life more determined than ever, outside the scrutinized and politicized Oval Office, to complete a mission to pursue peace in embattled areas throughout the world, from Bosnia to Haiti." "Historian Douglas Brinkley has had unique and intimate access to the former president, as well as exclusive access to the postpresidential papers, including Carter's correspondence with fellow world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping, Margaret Thatcher, and Oscar Arias. Brinkley's book captures Carter's prickly personality and remarkable political life, including the complex relationships he has developed with such international pariahs as Fidel Castro, Kim Il Sung, Hafez al-Assad, and Yasir Arafat. He explores the sometimes difficult relationships Carter has had with the presidents who have succeeded him, and details his extraordinary partnership with Rosalynn, his fearless ally and confidante."--BOOK JACKET.
The Mississippi and the making of a nation : from the Louisiana Purchase to today by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the Mississippi River, tracing its length from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, and discussing its important role in the history of the United States. Includes photographs, period illustrations, artwork, documents, and maps.
FDR and the creation of the U.N by Townsend Hoopes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
In recent years the United Nations has become more active in - and more generally respected for - its peacekeeping efforts than at any other period in its fifty-year history. During the same period, the United States has been engaged in a debate about the place of the U.N. in the conduct of its foreign policy. This book, the first account of the American role in creating the United Nations, tells an engrossing story and also provides a useful historical perspective on the controversy.
The boys of Pointe du Hoc : Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
The heavy U.S. and British warships poised in the English Channel had eighteen targets on their bombardment list for D-Day morning. The 100-foot promontory known as Pointe du Hoc--where six big German guns were ensconced--was number one. General Omar Bradley called knocking out the Nazi defenses at the Pointe the toughest of any task assigned on June 6, 1944. Under the bulldoggish command of Colonel James E. Rudder of Texas, profiled here, these elite forces, "Rudder's Rangers," took control of the fortified cliff. The liberation of Europe was under way. Based upon recently released documents, the first in-depth, anecdotal remembrance of these fearless Army Rangers, is told in tandem with the making of Reagan's two uplifting 1984 speeches, considered by many to be among the best orations he ever gave.--From publisher description.
Witness to America : an illustrated documentary history of the United States from the Revolution to today ( Book )
6 editions published between 1939 and 2001 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
Includes over 150 eyewitness accounts of events in American history including works from prominent historical figures and ordinary people.
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
A collector's edition of five works by the late Beat Generation classic writer combines the eminent "On the Road" with the novels, "The Dharma Bums," "The Subterraneans," "Tristessa," and "Lonesome Traveler."
Windblown world : the journals of Jack Kerouac, 1947-1954 by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from his diaries chronicle a pivotal era in Kerouac's life, describing the creation of his first novel; his special friendships with Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady; and his own take on the events described in "On the Road."
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,269 libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket.
Parish priest : Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
The son of Irish immigrants, McGivney was a man to whom "family values" represented more than mere rhetoric. And he left a legacy of hope still celebrated around the world. In the late 1800s, discrimination against American Catholics was widespread. Many Catholics struggled to find work and ended up in infernolike mills, where an injury or death would leave a family penniless. Called to action in 1882 by his sympathy for these suffering people, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has helped to save countless families from the indignity of destitution. From its uncertain beginnings, it has grown to an international membership of 1.7 million men. At heart, though, Father McGivney was never anything more than an American parish priest, and nothing less than that, either--perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.--From publisher description.
Gerald R. Ford by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
A biography of the first president to be sworn into office as a result of his predecessor's resignation.
American Heritage history of the United States by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Surveys the whole history of the United States and includes hundreds of photographs and illustrations.
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
This first volume of the Fear and Loathing Letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955 - when Hunter S. Thompson was a wise (perhaps too wise) teenager in Louisville - and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity (and nearly resulted in his death). In the intervening years, Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable vista of the America of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail, a rude wit, and a brutal take on any and all pretenders, Thompson's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of an American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality.
Dean Acheson : the Cold War years, 1953-71 by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
DEAN ACHESON is best remembered as President Harry Truman's powerful secretary of state, the American father of NATO, and a major architect of U.S. foreign policy in the decade following the Second World War. But Acheson also played a major role in politics and foreign affairs after his tenure in the Truman administration, as an important Democratic Party activist and theorist during the Eisenhower presidency and as a valued adviser during the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. This engrossing book, the first to chronicle Acheson's postsecretarial career, paints a portrait of a brilliant, irascible, and powerful man acting during a turbulent period in American history.
The quiet world : saving Alaska's wilderness kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas Brinkley ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
A tribute to Alaska's wilderness regions details key preservation activities, leading contributors, and historical events.
African Americans--Civil rights African American women civil rights workers Alabama--Montgomery Anniversaries Automobile engineers Automobile industry and trade Baptists Beat generation Biography Carter, Jimmy,--1924- Civil rights workers Conservationists Conservation of natural resources Diaries Disaster relief Disaster victims Emergency management--Government policy Ford, Henry,--1863-1947 Ford Motor Company France--Normandy History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Hurricanes Industrialists International relations Journalists Kerry, John,--1943- Legislators Louisiana--New Orleans Military campaigns Nature conservation Parks, Rosa,--1913-2005 Pictorial works Political science Presidents Race relations Reagan, Ronald Records and correspondence Regimental histories Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919 Segregation in transportation Soldiers Sources Thompson, Hunter S United States United States.--Army.--Ranger Battalion, 2nd United States.--Congress.--Senate Vietnam War (1961-1975) West (U.S.) World War (1939-1945)
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