Douglas Brinkley

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Douglas Brinkley, a distinguished professor of history at Rice University and Contributing Editor of American Heritage, has written more than 20 books, most recently The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper 2009) and The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins 2007).

Brinkley earned his B.A from Ohio State University University in 1982, and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989.

Articles by this Contributor

April 1996

A BOLD NEW KIND OF COLLEGE COURSE BRINGS the student directly to the past, nonstop, overnight, in squalor and glory, for weeks on end

November 1996

The most American of American literary genres is nearly as old as the motorcar itself

May/June 1998

November 1998

You’ve just written a history of America from Columbus to Clinton; what do you put on the cover?

May/June 2000


September 2001

In his last speech as President, he inaugurated the spirit of the 1960s

June/July 2003

The Model T Ford made the world we live in. On the 100th anniversary of the company Henry Ford founded, his biographer Douglas Brinkley tells how.

Fall 2009

As a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt’s attention to nature and love of animals were much in evidence, characteristics that would later help form his strong conservationist platform as president