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American Author Douglas Brinkley - Top 5 Facts

Eric Published On Sun Jun 21 2020   Modified On Sun Jun 21 2020
American Author Douglas Brinkley - Top 5 Facts

Let's know about the American author and professor, Douglas Brinkley.

Those who have no idea who Douglas Brinkley is, he is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. Further, he is also a commentator for CNN, plus a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair.

Besides that, Brinkley is also renowned as a public spokesperson on conservation issues. We will be sharing five facts about him, so to be updated with it, keep on reading this article.

Douglas Brinkley Wiki/Bio

Born in 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, Douglas Brinkley was welcomed by his parents and raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. His mother was a high school English teacher who hailed from New Jersey native. Further, his father, a Corning Glass Works executive, was from Pennsylvania.

Born in 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, Douglas Brinkley was welcomed by his parents and raised in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The CNN commentator Professor Douglas Brinkley.
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Brinkley attended Perrysburg High School and then went The Ohio University, where he earned a B.A. degree (1982). Further, he graduated with a M.A. (1983) and Ph.D. (1989) in U.S. diplomatic history. 

Douglas Brinkley's Professional Life: Author, Professor, and Many More

Douglas Brinkley - who is speculated to have undergone weight loss - is a multi-talented person who managed to place his foot in several career fields in his long-life. Impressively, he even succeeded in earning tons of attention in everything he tired. 

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As an author, Brinkley published his first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, in 1992. On the same year, he also released his second, Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years. Further, he also co-edited a monograph series with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and William Vanden Heuvel in the 1990s. 

However, his works as a penman didn't stop from writing a couple of books. In his long-run career, he had written and edited several books including, Rosa Parks: A Life, Across the Bridge, Windblown World, and Road Novels.

Douglas Brinkley is professionally an author, professor, commentator, and editor.

The CNN commentator Brinkley with his gorgeous soulmate.
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Brinkley, in his professional records as a professor, has taught many students. In his early days as a teacher, he tutored American Arts and Politics for Hofstra aboard the Majic Bus, from where the book Majic Bus: An American Odyssey emerged.

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After teaching there for some time, Brinkley went to the University of New Orleans. During his time at that University, he got a chance to work with his mentor Stephen E. Ambrose. Subsequently, his hard work succeeded on impressing his idol, and he was appointed as the director of the Eisenhower Center.

Currently, Brinkley is a professor who educates his fellow scholars with history at Rice University, since 2007. He also uses his writing skills for the magazine Vanity Fair, where he initiates his actions as a contributing editor. Furthermore, he holds a position of the anchor on CNN. There he comments on different content linked with history.

Married Life of Author Douglas Brinkley

The 59-years-old Douglas Brinkley is a married man. He tied the knot with his wife, Anne. However, details linked with their early meetings and the date they got married live into shadow.

The 59-years-old Douglas Brinkley is a married man.

Brinkley with his wife and three children. 
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The beautiful couple resides in Austin, Texas. Brinkley has three children, JohnnyBentonCassady with his lovely wife. Unfortunately, further information isn't accessible in the mass.

Awards and Achievements of Rice University Professor Douglas Brinkley

Speaking of the awards and achievements of Rice University Professor Douglas Brinkley, he has been nominated and even won many accolades until today. 

Some of the awards won by Brinkley are, the Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (1995), Humanist of the Year award by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (2004), Robin W. Winks Award For Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks by the National Parks Conservation Association, and Grammy Award Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (2017).

Critical Comment on Brinkley Works

Douglas Brinkley has received many positive and negative reviews for his works. His mentor, Stephen Ambrose, spoke well about him saying, Brinkley is the best of the new generation of American historians. Continuously, CNN also referred to him as "a man who knows more about the presidency than just about any human being alive."

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On the contrary, Brinkley works were countered by many personalities like historian Wilfred McClay in the New York Sun, who pointed him out to be a failure. Further, he was also criticized by the similar author Bill Bryson threw some hard words against Brinkley in the past days. 

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