Douglas Brinkley speaking at the 2019 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival on his new book American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, that revisits this important chapter in America’s history. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy began a dramatic expansion of the U.S. space program and committed the nation to the ambitious goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade…
The presidential historian Douglas Brinkley looks back on the life of the former first lady – a woman President George H.W. Bush lovingly referred to as “The Enforcer.”
Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and Presidential Historian for CNN, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.
In a 1973 TV spot, the United States Forest Service sage Smokey Bear admonished that “one careless second with a match and America the beautiful becomes America the ugly.” Read Full Article Here
Some claim the three essential books in Texas history are the Bible, the Warren Commission report and Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove,” his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about 19th-century cattle drives. Read Full Article Here
On April 23, 1851, Henry David Thoreau spoke at the Concord Lyceum about the interrelationship of God, man and nature. It was the opening salvo of the modern American conservation movement. Read Full Article Here
Book Description Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK’s most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures — including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama — and edited by JFK’s…
Wearing his trademark white yachting cap hat and a black silk jacket with a bolo tie, Chuck Berry looked content when I arrived at a nondescript recording studio in St. Louis to watch him demo a set of original songs for CHUCK. Read Full Article Here
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CNN Book by Thomas Lake. Edited by Jodi Enda. Foreword by Jake Tapper. Introduction by Douglas Brinkley
Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to another indefatigable environmental leader — Teddy’s distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt — chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of…