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H. W. Brands

AKA Henry William Brands, Jr.

Born: 7-Aug-1953
Birthplace: Portland, OR

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prolific historian, professor at UT-Austin

    University: BA History, Stanford University (1975)
    University: PhD History, University of Texas at Austin (1985)
    Professor: History, University of Texas at Austin

    Society of American Historians

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Author of books:
Cold Warriors: Eisenhower's Generation and American Foreign Policy (1988, international affairs)
The Specter of Neutralism: The U.S. and the Emergence of the Third World, 1947-1960 (1989, international affairs)
India and the United States: The Cold Peace (1990, international affairs)
Inside the Cold War: Loy Henderson and the Rise of the American Empire, 1918-1961 (1991, biography)
Bound to Empire: The United States and the Philippines (1992, international affairs)
The Devil We Knew: Americans and the Cold War (1993, international affairs)
Into the Labyrinth: The U.S. and the Middle East, 1945-1993 (1994, international affairs)
The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s (1995, history)
The Wages of Globalism: Lyndon Johnson and the Limits of American Power (1995, history)
Since Vietnam: The United States in World Affairs, 1973-1995 (1995, international affairs)
T. R.: The Last Romantic (1997, biography)
What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy (1998, international affairs)
Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J. P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey (1999, nonfiction)
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000, biography)
The Strange Death of American Liberalism (2001, politics)
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream (2002, history)
Woodrow Wilson (2003, biography)
Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence (2004, history)
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (2005, biography)
The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (2006, economics)
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2008, biography)
American Dreams: The United States Since 1945 (2010, history)
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 (2010, economics)
Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It (2011, economics)
The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield (2011, biography)
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace (2012, biography)
The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr (2012, biography)

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