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Brinkley, Douglas

Works: 288 works in 1,034 publications in 5 languages and 65,502 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Sources  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Contributor, Commentator, Host, Narrator, win, Moderator, wpr
Classifications: F334.M753, B
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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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,909 WorldCat member 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
Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member 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?
The Reagan diaries by Ronald Reagan( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,863 WorldCat member 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
The wilderness warrior : Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates Theodore Roosevelt's role in launching modern conservationsim, 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
FDR and the creation of the U.N. by Townsend Hoopes( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prizewinning historians Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. The experience of the war generated increasing support for the new organization throughout American society, and the U.N. Charter was finally endorsed by the community of nations in 1945. The story largely belongs to President Franklin Roosevelt, who was determined to form an organization that would break the vicious cycle of ever more destructive wars (in contrast to the failed League of Nations), and who therefore assigned collective responsibility for keeping the peace to the five leading U.N. powers - the major wartime Allies
Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News from 1962 until his retirement in 1981. Yet this very public figure was a remarkably private man. Few know the full story of his life. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, fellow journalist David Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. He traces Cronkite's story from his roots in Missouri and Texas, through the Great Depression and World War II, to his coverage of presidential elections, the space program, Vietnam, and the first televised broadcasts of the Olympic Games. Cronkite was also the nation's voice for many of the most profound moments in modern American history, including the Kennedy assassination, Apollos 11 and 13, Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the Iran hostage crisis. This book is the biography of an extraordinary American life
Tour of duty : John Kerry and the Vietnam War by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,178 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member 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 Western paradox : a conservation reader by Bernard De Voto( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“This book is the fascinating record of DeVoto’s crusade to save the West from itself. . . . His arguments, insights, and passion are as relevant and urgent today as they were when he first put them on paper.”-Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., from the ForewordBernard DeVoto (1897-1955) was, according to the novelist Wallace Stegner, “a fighter for public causes, for conservation of our natural resources, for freedom of the press and freedom of thought.” A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, DeVoto is best remembered for his trilogy, The Year of Decision: 1846, Across the Wide Missouri, and The Course of Empire. He also wrote a column for Harper’s Magazine, in which he fulminated about his many concerns, particularly the exploitation and destruction of the American West.This volume brings together ten of DeVoto’s acerbic and still timely essays on Western conservation issues, along with his unfinished conservationist manifesto, Western Paradox, which has never before been published. The book also includes a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who was a student of DeVoto’s at Harvard University, and a substantial introduction by Douglas Brinkley and Patricia Limerick, both of which shed light on DeVoto’s work and legacy
Rightful heritage : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the land of America by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to the other indefatigable environmental leader--Teddy's distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America's public lands. FDR built from scratch dozens of State Park systems and scenic roadways. Pristine landscapes such as the Great Smokies, the Everglades, Joshua Tree, the Olympics, Big Bend, Channel Islands, Mammoth Cave, and the slickrock wilderness of Utah were forever saved by his leadership. Brinkley traces FDR's love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird watching. As America's president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt--consummate political strategist--established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. During its nine-year existence, the CCC put nearly three million young men to work on conservation projects--including building trails in the national parks, pollution control, land restoration to combat the Dust Bowl, and planting over two billion trees. Rightful Heritage is an epic chronicle that is both an irresistible portrait of FDR's unrivaled passion and drive, and an indispensable analysis that skillfully illuminates the tension between business and nature--exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. Within the narrative are brilliant capsule biographies of such environmental warriors as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, and Rosalie Edge. Rightful Heritage is essential reading for everyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright." -- Publisher's description
Witness to America : an illustrated documentary history of the United States from the Revolution to today by Stephen E Ambrose( Recording )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
The Mississippi and the making of a nation : from the Louisiana Purchase to today by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member 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
The boys of Pointe du Hoc : Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member 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
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member 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."
The Unfinished Presidency : Jimmy Carter's Journey beyond the White House by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
House of earth : a novel by Woody Guthrie( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tike and Ella May Hamlin struggle to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas Panhandle. The husband and wife live in a precarious wooden farm shack, but Tike yearns for a sturdy house that will protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a five-cent government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe dwelling, a structure made from the land itself-fireproof, windproof, Dust Bowl-proof. A house of earth. Though they are one with the farm and with each other, the land on which Tike and Ella May live and work is not theirs. Due to larger forces beyond their control - including ranching conglomerates and banks - their adobe house remains painfully out of reach."--back cover
Windblown world : the journals of Jack Kerouac, 1947-1954 by Jack Kerouac( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member 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."
Gerald R. Ford by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the first president to be sworn into office as a result of his predecessor's resignation
The quiet world : saving Alaska's wilderness kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Alaska's wilderness regions details key preservation activities, leading contributors, and historical events
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket
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The Reagan diaries
Rosa ParksThe Reagan diariesThe wilderness warrior : Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for AmericaFDR and the creation of the U.N.Tour of duty : John Kerry and the Vietnam WarWheels for the world : Henry Ford, his company, and a century of progress, 1903-2003The Western paradox : a conservation readerWitness to America : an illustrated documentary history of the United States from the Revolution to today
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Brinkley, Douglas G.

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Douglas Brinkley American historian

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