Professor of history, University of Texas at Austin
Henry William Brands taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History.
He writes on American history and politics, with books including "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.
He lectures frequently on historical and current events, and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio programs. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian.