Books by Douglas Brinkley
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Historian Douglas Brinkley considers Ronald Reagan one of the top five American presidents of the 20th century. Brinkley is the editor of The Reagan Diaries.
From vibrantly colored creatures lurking in the depths of the oceans, to Christian Dior dresses, to ruins in America, this year's holiday gift books span a wide variety of subjects, sizes and budgets.
A new book from National Geographic collects photos from American monuments and examines the words carved into them. The book looks at often visited national memorials and lesser-known ones like the Fire Museum of Memphis.
Even after the extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans journalist Jason Berry say there's much to be learned from new books on the storm: about global warming, how cities live or die, the science of levees and stunning human dramas.
In The Great Deluge, Douglas Brinkley describes a city ripe for disaster as Hurricane Katrina approached shore — crippled by poverty, police corruption, gang violence and lacking a real, workable disaster plan.
Historian Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor at Tulane University, talks about his new book, The Great Deluge. Brinkley left the city just after Hurricane Katrina hit last year, but returned to help with rescue efforts and began collecting oral histories about the catastrophe.
Sixty-one years ago, U.S. Rangers stormed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to break through Nazi lines. Historian Douglas Brinkley talks about this historical event and the rise of the 'New Patriotism.'