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H.W. Brands named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

History professor's book 'Traitor to His Class' nominated for prestigious literary award

Posted: April 22, 2009

"Bill Brands has written many fine books but none so insightful, so persuasive and so timely as 'Traitor to His Class,"' said Alan Tully, the Eugene C. Barker Professor in American History and chair of the History Department. "The 2009 Pulitzer Prize committee's recognition of Professor Brands' book as one of three finalists in the biography category is a powerful endorsement of this and a recommendation to include his study of FDR on all our essential reading lists. Those who take this advice are in for a truly edifying and pleasurable read."

Brands was also named as one of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominees, which will be announced during a ceremony on April 24, kicking off the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History and Government in the College of Liberal Arts.

Read more about Brands' book on UT's ShelfLife blog

Michelle Bryant
Office of Public Affairs

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