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Douglas Brinkley quotes: Most Americans didn't distinguish fame from accomplishment. Most Americans didn't distinguish fame from accomplishment.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: John Kerry only went to prep schools because he had an aunt who had the money to pay for his way into those prep schools. John Kerry only went to prep schools because he had an aunt who had the money to pay for his way into those prep schools.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Theodore Roosevelt had been enthralled with the idea of Texas since 1883, when he arrived in the Dakota Territory to ranch cattle. Theodore Roosevelt had been enthralled with the idea of Texas since 1883, when he arrived in the Dakota Territory to ranch cattle.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: It is a long revisionist road up from the bottom for George W. Bush. He is ranked toward the bottom rung of presidents. It is a long revisionist road up from the bottom for George W. Bush. He is ranked toward the bottom rung of presidents.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: I was stunned to find out there had never been a serious, scholarly biography ever written on Rosa Parks. I was stunned to find out there had never been a serious, scholarly biography ever written on Rosa Parks.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: I learned more about history and literature in the used bookstores in DC than in college libraries. I learned more about history and literature in the used bookstores in DC than in college libraries.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: History chalks up Mr. McKinley's War as a U.S. win, and he also polls favorably as a 'near great' president. History chalks up Mr. McKinley's War as a U.S. win, and he also polls favorably as a 'near great' president.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: There is no real way to categorize McLean's 'American Pie' for its hybrid of modern poetry and folk ballad, beer-hall chant and high-art rock. There is no real way to categorize McLean's 'American Pie' for its hybrid of modern poetry and folk ballad, beer-hall chant and high-art rock.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: As a composer, Dylan now fits comfortably alongside George Gershwin or Irving Berlin, though he grumpily refuses to wear any man's collar. As a composer, Dylan now fits comfortably alongside George Gershwin or Irving Berlin, though he grumpily refuses to wear any man's collar.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: I feel like I'm always learning from people. I feel like I'm always learning from people.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Cronkite was always one step short of disillusionment. Cronkite was always one step short of disillusionment.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Unlike most fine writers, he wasn't in love with his own words. Unlike most fine writers, he wasn't in love with his own words.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: He followed an ironclad rule. He NEVER WATCHED HIMSELF. He followed an ironclad rule. He NEVER WATCHED HIMSELF.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: John McPhee's 1989 book The Control of Nature, for John McPhee's 1989 book The Control of Nature, for
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie. Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: I have a lot of books I want to write. I have a lot of books I want to write.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: If life were fattening, Walter Cronkite would weigh 500 pounds. If life were fattening, Walter Cronkite would weigh 500 pounds.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Richard Kerry not only was a pilot in World War II, but was a civil servant. He did not come from money. Richard Kerry not only was a pilot in World War II, but was a civil servant. He did not come from money.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American. Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Now I'm the father of three children; I'm not able to go live on a bus and do semesters around the country like I did when I was young. Now I'm the father of three children; I'm not able to go live on a bus and do semesters around the country like I did when I was young.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: One of the things I learned in editing 'The Reagan Diaries' is to never say what Reagan would do, because he surprised people. One of the things I learned in editing 'The Reagan Diaries' is to never say what Reagan would do, because he surprised people.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: When he (Walter Cronkite) drank, he had an appetite for both history and political bullshit. When he (Walter Cronkite) drank, he had an appetite for both history and political bullshit.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Politicians wanted to mine the Grand Canyon for zinc and copper, and Theodore Roosevelt said, 'No.' Politicians wanted to mine the Grand Canyon for zinc and copper, and Theodore Roosevelt said, 'No.'
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Knievel seemed braver and more brazen - and more unhinged - than any other athlete-cum-thrill-seeker of his era. Knievel seemed braver and more brazen - and more unhinged - than any other athlete-cum-thrill-seeker of his era.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: New Orleans is just a microcosm of Newark and Detroit and hundreds of other troubled urban locales. New Orleans is just a microcosm of Newark and Detroit and hundreds of other troubled urban locales.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: John Kerry can be absolutely ruthless. I would not want to be on his enemies list when he's ready to go after you. John Kerry can be absolutely ruthless. I would not want to be on his enemies list when he's ready to go after you.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: Cronkite is not a genius at anything except being straight, honest, and normal. Cronkite is not a genius at anything except being straight, honest, and normal.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: The myth-making about Appomattox started from the moment Lee left the courthouse on his horse to travel to Richmond. The myth-making about Appomattox started from the moment Lee left the courthouse on his horse to travel to Richmond.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: The answer to New Orleans's levee woes is painfully obvious: money and willpower. The answer to New Orleans's levee woes is painfully obvious: money and willpower.
Douglas Brinkley quotes: survival of the fittest" - which was first coined by the economist Herbert Spencer survival of the fittest" - which was first coined by the economist Herbert Spencer