H W Brands


H W Brands
Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Professor; Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 471 3261
Email: hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu

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Rachel Griess (primary)
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David Ochsner (primary)
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Henry Brands is a scholar of American history, broadly conceived. As a highly prolific writer, Dr Brands has published twenty-eight books, coauthored or edited five others, and published dozens of articles and scores of reviews. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic Monthly, the Smithsonian, the National Interest, the American Historical Review, the Journal of American History, the Political Science Quarterly, American History, and many other newspapers, magazines and journals. His writings have received critical and popular acclaim. His books "The First American" and "Traitor to His Class" were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Prize. Several of his books have been bestsellers. His books and articles cover topics from the 18th century to the 21st, and include works of narrative history, interpretive history, and biography. He examines politics and foreign policy, business and economics, society and culture. He is the author of more than 20 books and is currently writing a biography of Franklin Roosevelt.

Dr. Brands is a member of various honorary societies, including the Society of American Historians and the Philosophical Society of Texas. He is a regular guest on national radio and television programs, and is frequently interviewed by the American and foreign press. His writings have been published in several countries and translated into German, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Media Rep Contact

Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
email

David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
email