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Douglas Brinkley

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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master," and seven of his books, including The Wilderness Warrior, have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The Great Deluge, his account of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.