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ERIC Number: EJ792658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
The Flood of History: Connection Interviews Historian Douglas Brinkley
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v20 n5 p15-17 Spr 2006
This paper presents an interview with Douglas Brinkley, an award-winning author and historian and director of Tulane University's Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization. His wide-ranging portfolio includes books on John Kerry and the Vietnam War, Ronald Reagan and D-Day, Rosa Parks, Henry Ford, Dean Acheson and Jimmy Carter. He is also editing Jack Kerouac's diaries, Hunter S. Thompson's letters and Theodore Dreiser's travelogue. Brinkley's latest book, "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast," is a narrative of the crisis before and after the monster storm, which he experienced firsthand. Before joining Tulane, he was a professor at the University of New Orleans and at Hofstra University, where his American Odyssey course took students across the United States to visit historic sites and meet figures in politics and literature. His 1994 book, "The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey" chronicled his first experience teaching the on-the-road class which was the model for C-SPAN's School Bus. This interview focuses on Katrina, history, and higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Mississippi; United States