About the Author
Douglas Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center and professor of history at Tulane University. He is the author of biographies of Henry Ford, Jimmy Carter, Dean Acheson, James Forrestal, John Kerry, and Rosa Parks, and his most recent books include "The Reagan Diaries," "The Great Deluge," and "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc." He is a contributing editor for "Vanity Fair," the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," and "American Heritage" and a frequent contributor to "The New York Times," "The New Yorker," and "The Atlantic Monthly." He lives in New Orleans with his wife and children.