"From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headlong History of the Presidency"
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"From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headlong History of the Presidency"

Date: Feb 21, 2020
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Date: Feb. 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Hosted By: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Location: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Please join us on Friday, February 21, as H. W. Brands discusses “From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headlong History of the Presidency.” The Founders could not have imagined that someone like Donald Trump would one day be President of the United States. But neither could they have imagined Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan or most of the others who occupied the office during the last two centuries. H. W. Brands will explain what happened to the presidency and why, in a breathless 45 minutes.

H. W. Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He writes on American history and politics, with books including Dreams of El Dorado, Heirs of the Founders, The General vs. the President, The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

The event is free but seating is limited. A reception will follow. Please RSVP using the link below, or by email at reservations.bush@nara.gov, or by phone at 979-691-4014.

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