Presidential Historian to Speak at Trinity
Speaker Douglas Brinkley is a bestselling author, professor at Rice University
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Speaker Douglas Brinkley is a bestselling author, professor at Rice University

CNN presidential historian and New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brinkley will speak at Trinity University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Laurie Auditorium. Brinkley will give a talk titled “Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the National Parks.” The event and is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Trinity University Press, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Texas, is sponsoring the discussion about the Roosevelts’ national park legacy. Following the talk, Laura Huffman, director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas, will engage Brinkley in a discussion of the National Park System’s future in an age of political turmoil. With a change in leadership in Washington and expanding consideration of oil drilling, mineral mining, and corporate branding, there is concern about what may lie ahead for the parks in this age of climate change.

Brinkley’s most recent book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, will be available for sale, and he will sign copies after his talk. The event will be livestreamed on the Tiger Network at.ed

This event is made possible, in part, through a generous gift from the late General and Mrs. E. DeCoursey of San Antonio.


Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.” His recent Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Other books include Rightful Heritage, The Quiet World, The Reagan Diaries, Gerald R. Ford, The Great Deluge, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, and Rosa Parks. Brinkley is a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations.

ABOUT TRINITY UNIVERSITY PRESS Trinity University Press is associated with one of the leading private, liberal arts and sciences universities in the United States. The press is known for publishing distinguished, award-winning books that contribute to culture and knowledge primarily in the areas of landscape and the environment; Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest; literature; and architecture and urban planning.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Burgin Streetman, 210-999-8947, or email Can't make the event in person? Watch it on Tiger Network

Burgin Streetman is the marketing manager of the Trinity University Press.

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