March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

H.W. Brands

University of Texas

H. W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written more than a dozen biographies and histories, including the "The General vs. the President," a New York Times best-seller, and "The Zealot and the Emancipator," his most recent book. Two of his biographies, "The First American" and "Traitor to His Class," were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. "Our First Civil War" is his most recent work. 


Our First Civil War
Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution
History / Biography
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2021
ISBN 9780385546515
496 pages

The Zealot and the Emancipator
John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for American Freedom
History / Biography
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
October 2021
ISBN 9780525563457
480 pages

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