Vanity Fair Sean Penn feature by Douglas Brinkley

Welcome to Camp Penn

If it looks as if Sean Penn is just another Hollywood star courting headlines with a camera-ready cause, look again. Since January, barely stopping to promote his next film, Fair Game, the actor, director, and activist has plunged full-time into Haitian earthquake-relief work… Read Full Article Here

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content From New York Times bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley comes a sweeping historical narrative and eye-opening look at the pioneering environmental policies of President Theodore Roosevelt, avid bird-watcher, naturalist, and the founding father of America’s conservation movement — now approaching its 100th anniversary. One of the Best Books of the Year The…

Vanity Fair Johnny Depp feature by Doug Brinkley

Johnny Depp’s Great Escape

Plunging deep into his roles—from the self-created (Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow) to the painstakingly re-created (Hunter S. Thompson, and John Dillinger in this month’s Public Enemies)—Johnny Depp can drive himself to the edge of the psyche. Read Full Article Here

The World War II Desk Reference

Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content Written under the direction of two distinguished historians, The World War II Desk Reference explains in clear prose, backed by rosters of statistics, timelines, and maps, the global cataclysm that was World War II. But this volume is not a typical almanac. With material ranging from battlefronts to important military commanders…

Vanity Fair Reagan Feature by Doug Brinkley

Reagan, Unscripted

All the qualities that made Ronald Reagan one of the most popular presidents in modern American history are reflected in the diaries, to be published this month, that he kept throughout his eight years in office. Read Full Article Here

The Reagan Diaries

Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian…

Gerald Ford

Book DescriptionBook Sleeve Content The ‘accidental’ president whose innate decency and steady hand restored the presidency after its greatest crisis. When Gerald R. Ford Entered the White House in August 1974, he inherited a presidency tarnished by the Watergate scandal, the economy was in a recession, the Vietnam War was drawing to a close, and…