Douglas Brinkley will read from and discuss his latest book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (2016), at 8 pm on Thursday, April 27 in the Clark Auditorium, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, in downtown Albany. Earlier that same day, at 4:15 pm in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the UAlbany uptown campus the author will hold an informal seminar with audience discussion.
Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and cosponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.
Brinkley’s most recent book, Rightful Heritage (2016) is a New York Times bestselling chronicle of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s environmental legacy. Rightful Heritage traces FDR’s unique way of continuing the conservation work of another president.
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history at Rice University. His biography, Cronkite (2012), won the Sperber Prize in biography from Fordham University, and his The Great Deluge (2007), a gathering of true accounts of heroism during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, claimed the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
Brinkley’s other books include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years (1992), The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey (1993), The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey Beyond the White House (1998); Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War (2004), and The Reagan Diaries (2007), among others.
Brinkley is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly, and is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at (518) 442-5620 or visit their website.