Distinguished Speaker Series

Save the date for an evening with H.W. Brands.  A prolific author, history professor, and popular speaker, Bill Brands is one of the most widely consulted historians for numerous documentaries. A New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Brands was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class. He currently holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Audiences have likely seen Dr. Brands in numerous documentaries seen on the History Channel and PBS such as American Experience, Reagan: From Movie Star to President, The American West, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Men Who Build America among others. He served as a consultant to Ken Burns documentary series, The Roosevelts.

Most recently, Dr. Brands published Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants (2018), The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War (2016), and Reagan: The Life (2015).  Dr. Brands will be speaking on President Reagan: Then and Now.

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