University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Douglas Brinkley

Mr. Brinkley is appearing courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, CBS news contributor, CNN presidential historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America's new past master;” his mentor, Stephen Ambrose, called him “the best of the new generation of American historians.” Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. "Cronkite" won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast" won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His newest book is “Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America." Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.

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Scheduled events:
Rightful Heritage
This land is made for you and me. The acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley discusses indefatigable environmental leader: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the premier protector of America’s public lands.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Douglas Brinkley
Moderator: Tom Beal
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was a highly effective, visionary, and outspoken crusader for many social causes. Two award-winning biographers of Eleanor’s life portray both the public and private sides of this much-admired and controversial First Lady.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Susan Quinn
Moderator: Douglas Brinkley

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
History / Biography
March 2016
ISBN 9780062089236
Hardcover, 768 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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The acclaimed, award-winning historian—“America’s new past master” (Chicago Tribune)—examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. More/less

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
History / Biography
Harper Perennial
May 2010
ISBN 9780060565312
Paperback, 960 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
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"Douglas Brinkley brings to this magnificent story of Theodore Roosevelt's crusade on behalf of America's national parks the same qualities that made TR so fascinating a figure—an astonishing range of knowledge, a superb narrative skill, a wonderfully vivid writing style and an inexhaustible energy. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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