Praise for H. W. Brands
“H. W. Brands is a master at finding the essence of an important American life, telling its story grippingly and showing us why it is important to our own generation.”
“Brands will change the way you see history.”
—The Austin American-Statesman
“A wonderfully skilled narrative historian.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Brands is masterly.”
“Few historians can tell a tale better.”
—The Dallas Morning News
H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, and for Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Visit the author's website at www.hwbrands.com.
This series seems to be a sort of glimpse into the lives of characters from history. I recommend this one to anyone looking to get their biography told in the form of a good story... Read morePublished 6 months ago by william Greene
This book had some interesting insights into dirty politics and corruption in the heady days of the railroad barons but his writing style left something to be desired for my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Meehan
A very good book from the stand point of the history of the criminal aspects of politics in New York. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a Fantastic and easy to read book about Fisk's life and murder - Fisk had the largest funeral in the history of New York City - up until the death of President Grant -... Read morePublished 23 months ago by jaygould
For the love of money, for the love of power, for the love of love... everybody is wonderfully guilty of something for every motive available. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Rocco Dormarunno
I'd never heard of Jim Fisk until I read this book. I only picked it up because I recognized the author. Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Wayne J. Street Jr.