Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley is Professor of History at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and contributing editor of Vanity Fair. He is the author of seven New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His recent New York Times bestsellers include CRONKITE, THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, and THE REAGAN DIARIES.

Douglas Brinkley

Books by Douglas Brinkley

by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter - History, Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics

When THE NIXON TAPES: 1971–1972 was published in August of 2014, it captivated media attention for its many revelations. Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter’s heroic efforts to transcribe and annotate the highlights of more than 3,700 hours of recorded conversations provided an unprecedented and fascinating window into the inner workings of a momentous presidency. Now, with a concluding volume to cover the final year of the Nixon taping system, Brinkley and Nichter tell the rest of the story --- once again with revelations on every page.

by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter - History, Nonfiction, Politics

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David --- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.

by Douglas Brinkley - Biography, Nonfiction

For decades, Walter Cronkite was heralded as “the most trusted man in America,” from his first reports on the frontlines of World War II to anchoring the "CBS Evening News" until his retirement in 1981. Yet for the most part, he was a remarkably private man. Douglas Brinkley, through analysis of Cronkite’s private papers and interviews with family and friends, now brings the American icon into a focus like never before.