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Brands writes about and teaches American history, broadly conceived. His books and articles cover topics from the 18th century to the 21st, and include works of narrative history, interpretive history, and biography. He examines politics and foreign policy, business and economics, society and culture. He is the author of more than 20 books and is currently writing a biography of Franklin Roosevelt. View a complete list of his works. Learn more about his work in the feature story "A New Look at Old Hickory."
U.S. history; American presidents; Franklin Roosevelt; Andrew Jackson; Woodrow Wilson; Benjamin Franklin; the Cold War.
The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (2006); Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (2005); Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence (2004); Woodrow Wilson (2003); The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream (2002); The Strange Death of American Liberalism (2001); The First American: the Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000); Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J.P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey (1999).