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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Credit: Larry D. Moore, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX, Nov. 1, 2008

Tekijän teokset

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (2005) 935 kappaletta
T.R.: The Last Romantic (1997) 654 kappaletta
Reagan: The Life (2015) 382 kappaletta
Woodrow Wilson (2003) 229 kappaletta

Associated Works

America, past and present (1983) — Tekijä, eräät painokset123 kappaletta
America Past and Present, Volume I: Chapters 1-16 (6th Edition) (1984)eräät painokset83 kappaletta
America Past and Present, Volume II (since 1865) (1997)eräät painokset60 kappaletta
The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt (2001) — Toimittaja — 51 kappaletta

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It's a good book on the early days of the American Republic where Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showed the foresight to realize that the weak Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced with a stronger government that took some of the authority previously held by the states and delegated them to a Federal government with three distinct branches composed of a bicameral legislative branche, a strengthened executive in the firm of a president and a judiciary with built in checks and balances. The ratification was aided by the arguments of the Federalist Papers.

The first presidential election was uncontested, with George Washington becoming the first chief executive with John Adams as the first vice-president for the first two terms. The third election was the first contested election between Federalist John Adams and Republican Thomas Jefferson, with John Adams elected to the presidency with Republican Jefferson as his VP. The election had the Republicans turning out the Federalist from leadership for the first time, aided by the disloyalty of Alexander Hamilton to the Federalist party.

It is a good book that has weaknesses in the structure of the footnotes and the lack of a bibliography.
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dsha67 | May 5, 2024 |
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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |



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