President's Lecture Series


Douglas Brinkley


Douglas Brinkley

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Webb University Center - North Cafeteria

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; Annual Literary Festival


Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian. His recent book, The Nixon Tapes, is an exploration of Nixon's hubris, paranoia, and political genius. Brinkley also has written books on Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks, Henry Ford, and Walter Cronkite; additional books cover topics ranging from the Vietnam War to Hurricane Katrina to the Alaskan wilderness. He has edited Jack Kerouac's diaries, a Woody Guthrie novel, Hunter S. Thompson's letters, and a Theodore Dreiser travelogue. Six of his books were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and he has received the Robert F. Kennedy Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize, among others. He is contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly.

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Sponsored by the ODU English Department's Creative Writing Program and the President's Office. Introductions by festival co-director, Michael Pearson, and history professor, John Weber. Event was held in the Webb University Center, North Cafeteria, Old Dominion University on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Video produced by ODU Academic Technology Services (Vernon Carter Perry and Lauren Sundarajan). Format: HD 720p MOV format converted through Kaltura to mp4 (H264 2500).

See also the Old Dominion University Annual Literary Festival digital collection.

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