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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.