Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley currently is a professor of history at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian. His most recent book, Rightful Heritage (2016), a New York Times best seller, chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s passion and drive and analyzes the tension between business and nature with respect to our natural resources. Brinkley is a sought-after commentator on U.S. presidential history and has written books on Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Brinkley is contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly..