H. W. Brands
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H. W. Brands

H.W. Brands taught at Texas A&M University for sixteen years before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History. His books include Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American, and TR. Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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    • Andrew Jackson

    • His Life and Times
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    With sweep, passion, and attention to detail, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great tale, superbly read

    • By Elizabeth on 03-26-08

    Regular price: $55.95

    • Heirs of the Founders

    • The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From New York Times best-selling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in 19th-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jean on 12-04-18
    • The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 180 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The General vs. the President

    • MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Vivid Dramatic Accounting

    • By Jean on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Lone Star Nation

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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    From best-selling historian H. W. Brands comes a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history: the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Texas: From Spanish colony to statehood

    • By Brian on 04-06-05
    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 02-12-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 204 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Traitor to His Class

    • The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Traitor to His Class brilliantly captures the qualities that have made FDR a beloved figure to millions of Americans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rare Combination,,, Fact AND Feeling!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-16

    Regular price: $51.95

    • American Colossus

    • The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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      4 out of 5 stars 132

    A sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 8 Thoughts on 'American Colossus'

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Reagan

    • The Life
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
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    From master storyteller and New York Times best-selling biographer H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the first full life of Ronald Reagan since his death....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very little about Reagan

    • By Jack Merritt on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Age of Gold

    • The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
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    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill on the American River, it completely transformed the territory of California....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Claire on 01-15-04

    Regular price: $38.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
    • By: Professor H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: H.W. Brands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    This course examines the life of Franklin and his influence on both American and world history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!!!

    • By J. Rector on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lone Star Nation

    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
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    From best-selling historian H. W. Brands comes a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history: the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on Texas History

    • By dennis behrend on 12-06-16
    • How a Ragged Army of Courageous Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 02-12-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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