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Eric Burns

Biography

Eric Burns

Eric Burns, a former NBC News correspondent and "Today Show" pundit, appears regularly as a commentator for "Entertainment Tonight" and hosts A&E’s "Arts & Entertainment Revue." He was the former host of "Fox News Watch" and has won an Emmy for media criticism. He is the author of INFAMOUS SCRIBBLERS and THE SPIRITS OF AMERICA, and lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Eric Burns

Books by Eric Burns

by Eric Burns - History, Nonfiction

More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize and built the Panama Canal --- to name just a few. Yet it was the cause he championed the hardest --- America's entry into World War I --- that would ultimately divide and destroy him, when his youngest son, Quentin, died in an air fight.

by Eric Burns - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also one of the most enigmatic and lonely. Her loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family --- from her distant mother to her public rivalry with her cousin, Alice. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. But who shaped Eleanor? It was the most unlikely of figures: her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story.

by Eric Burns - History, Nonfiction

The Roaring Twenties is the only decade in American history with a widely applied nickname, and our collective fascination with this era continues. But how did this surge of innovation and cultural milestones emerge out of the ashes of The Great War? Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates the year of 1920, which was not only a crucial 12-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future, foreshadowing the rest of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st.