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The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands
This history by the UT professor offers a new look at John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: side by side
"...it applies here literally, for from the moment that H.W. Brands begins to tell their stories, interweaving the lives..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

H.W. Brands at Scholz Garten
Local biographer dishes on FDR
"...UT professor and indefatigable biographer H.W. Brands combines two great things – books and beer..."

Dec. 6, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Merwin, Brands Get Pulitzer Nods
Local ties to the Pulitzer Prize
"...Congrats also go to local author H.W. Brands, whose terrific book Traitor to His Class: The..."

April 27, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The World as He Knows It
H.W. Brands? The Age of Gold is just the latest in a long line of well-crafted history.
"...For more than 100 years, readers of literate nonfiction..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Books Feature by Tim Walker

The Full Franklin
It's been 60 years since a biograpy of Benjamin Franklin has been written; Austin author H.W. Brands' The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin makes up for lost time.
"...virtues and rate his efforts at attaining them.) Even H.W. Brands, his most recent biographer, admits that Franklin "never..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Present and Future
H.W. Brands' scholarly specialty is U.S. foreign relations. So Tim Walker asked him to address some of the disintegrating ones.
"...While H.W. Brands' most widely known books are popular treatments of..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Books Feature by Tim Walker

May Releases: 'The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield'
H.W. Brands' The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Manfield
"...of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfieldby H.W. Brands Anchor, 224 pp., $15 (paper)..."

May 27, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Postscripts
Readings and rhetoric on the literary front
"...Strange Death of American Liberalism (Yale, $22.50), A&M professor H.W. Brands argues that Americans turn to their government in..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up
All 150 authors announced for the 25th anniversary lit celebration
"...Sandel, comedian Michael Ian Black, novelist Nick Hornby, historian H.W. Brands, thrillmeister Dean Koontz, novelist Yaa Gyasi, activist Erin..."

Sept. 16, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Meat and Greet
Texas Book Festival and 'Texas Monthly' to pair writers with barbecue
"...on-site). The list includes such locals as prolific historian H.W. Brands, whose newest tome is The Murder of Jim..."

March 18, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Postscripts
What to look for in new fall titles
"...They all get together for Christmas… A&M history professor H.W. Brands' new book, The Strange Death of American Liberalism,..."

July 20, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more
"...hour rule, a Supreme Court Justice, and The Daily Show's former resident deranged millionaire have in common? Malcolm Gladwell,..."

Aug. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...in a conversation with local screenwriter and novelist Noah Hawley (the FX series Fargo, the new book Before the..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Res Publica
Post-election funk? There's still plenty for good citizens to do this week: Nov. 6-13.
"...H.W. BRANDS The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ben Franklin biographer is back..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

Texas Book Festival Schedule
"...Mary Beth Rogers, Jan Jarboe Russell, Moderator: H. W. Brands..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Books Feature

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history
"...of John Brown and Abraham Lincoln in tandem, historian H.W. Brands reframed their complicated passions and flawed efforts to..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival Announces 15 Authors for 2020
Virtual fest hosting Dean Koontz, Julia Alvarez, Kevin Kwan
"...Covering the mating habits of the rich and super-rich..."

Aug. 12, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

November is Dvorák month in Austin!
The University of Texas is marking the centenary of Dvorák's death with an ambitious multidisciplinary festival called "New Worlds: Dvorák in Search of America."
"...The University of Texas is marking the centenary of..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

2003 Texas Book Festival Preview
"...Senate ChamberReaping the Whirlwind: The Legacy of 20th Century WarsH.W. Brands, T.R. Fehrenbach, Moderator: Thomas Hatfield..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Books Feature

Postscripts
Austin literary agent Jim Hornfischer hasn't been sleeping. He's taking the bar at the end of the month, he and his wife have three children, and he recently founded his own agency, Hornfischer Literary Management, Inc., after eight years with The Literary Group, an agency headquartered in New York known for handling celebrity books.
"...the agent for Texas A&M professor and Austin resident H.W. Brands' The First American: The Life and Times of..."

July 13, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
"...Former San Antonio mayor and Obama-era HUD Secretary Julián..."

Aug. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2001 Texas Book Festival Schedule
"...David McCullough, Interviewed by: H. W. Brands..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Books Feature

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...Matt Bondurant (The Night Swimmer) Brain Quest (Brain Quest)** H.W. Brands (The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr; The Man Who..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Recent and Anticipated Texas
From 'Panic' to 'Andrew Jackson'
"...Wizardry and Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Books Review by Shawn Badgley

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Authors for Fest 20 include Lethem, Lemony, Pitts, Diggs, Hart
"...Fans of music criticism can choose from a pair..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2002 Texas Book Festival Schedule
"...Neverending Stories: Writing Series for Children Paula Danziger, James Howe, Francisco Jiménez, Mary Pope Osborne, Moderator: Trevor Romain..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Books Feature

Point Austin: Unlearned History
Vietnam War Summit raises ghosts and questions
"...I'm uncertain now whether, to many or even most..."

April 29, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 14-21
"...GREAT PRESIDENT IN SIX EASY STEPS A presentation from H.W. Brands. 5:30pm. Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature

Postmarks
Politics & music & the politics of music.
"...I was deeply flattered to read in Raoul Hernandez's..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 10-16
"...H.W. BRANDS The author of American Dreams discusses the effects..."

June 11, 2010 News Column

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