Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history and a fellow at the James Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Historian for CBS News and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, he specializes in twentieth-century American history with an emphasis on presidents, international relations, and the environment. His most recent books include The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2006); The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (2009); and Cronkite (2012). Seven of his books have been named as notable books of the year by the New York Times.
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