H.W. Brands at Scholz Garten

Local biographer dishes on FDR

FDR biographer H.W. Brands
FDR biographer H.W. Brands

UT professor and indefatigable biographer H.W. Brands combines two great things – books and beer – on Sunday, Dec. 7, with a booksigning at Scholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto) from 2-5 pm. We caught Brands at this year’s Texas Book Festival, where he held a whole sanctuary rapt with his fascinating – and occasionally pretty saucy – stories about Eleanor and FDR, the subjects of Brands’ most recent book, Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Books will be available for purchase, as well as on-site gift wrap. Highly recommended.

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