OGDEN, Utah – Douglas Brinkley, author of “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D Day, and the U. S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion,” will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lindquist Hall at the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center on Weber State University’s Ogden campus.
Brinkley’s lecture, as the Honors Eccles Visiting Professor, will open the fifth annual Utah Construction/Utah International Symposium, “Building America’s Defense: 1939 1975.” A reception and book signing at 6 p.m. in the Dumke Family Atrium will precede the lecture. The presentation is free to the public.
Brinkley is a professor of history and director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization at Tulane University in New Orleans. Having been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Brinkley recently signed a deal to write a book about the region’s experiences with the storm and its aftermath.
The author of many nonfiction books, Brinkley is specially noted for “Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years”; “Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal;” “The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey Beyond the White House”; “John Kerry and the Vietnam War” and “Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company and a Century of Progress.” Brinkley is also editor of “Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947 1954.”
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