H.W. BRANDS

FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.

Launching July 4, 2020

Dr. H.W. Brands is an award winning historian twice selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  He has authored 30 books on U.S. History achieving both critical and popular acclaim.   

Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West (2019):

"Authoritative narrative history with the pace of a Jason Bourne film" Books of the Year, Evening Standard

"A truly thrilling tale which Spencer, a natural storyteller, delivers with erudition and wit … an exhilarating read" Daily Telegraph

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants (2018):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War (2016):

 

"Rupert of the Rhine proves a beguiling figure in this lively and detailed biography" ―OBSERVER

"An enjoyable life of one of the most alluring of Cavaliers" ―CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

"Well worth a read" ―YORK PRESS

Reagan: The Life (2015):

This book was a Sunday Times best-seller, and was shortlisted for "History Book of the Year" at the 2005 National Book Awards.

  

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr [American Portraits series] (2012): 

“Spencer's narrative tone, consistently intimate and sincere, helps provide the cohesive structure such a project so badly needs. The frequent referencing of letters and diaries available to the author also lends a legitimacy to his conclusions, usefully highlighting and emphasizing his points. Well-written and satisfying-to Anglophiles in general, and particularly to the royalty-obsessed.' Kirkus Reviews

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace (2012):

"Like all good introductions, this book suggests a world and time far exceeding its little compass."  Simon Ings

The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield [American Portraits series] (2011):

"Authoritative narrative history with the pace of a Jason Bourne film" Books of the Year, Evening Standard

"A truly thrilling tale which Spencer, a natural storyteller, delivers with erudition and wit … an exhilarating read" Daily Telegraph

"A book of quite extraordinary period atmosphere, the most diligent research and an appropriately cracking pace" Sunday Express

"It's a wonderful tale, and Spencer tells it with journalistic flair" The Times

"Riveting…‘To Catch a King’ is as gripping as any thriller" Sunday Telegraph

American Stories: A History of The United States, coauthored textbook (2nd ed. 2011:

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

"Accomplished and gruesome, this masterful account of the fate of the regicides breaks all barriers in weaving the lives--and the grim fates--of many into a seamless, pacy and riveting read, underpinned by the depth of scholarship for which Charles Spencer is renowned.” ―Alison Weir, author of HENRY VIII: THE KING AND HIS COURT

Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It (2011):

"Authoritative narrative history with the pace of a Jason Bourne film" Books of the Year, Evening Standard

"A truly thrilling tale which Spencer, a natural storyteller, delivers with erudition and wit … an exhilarating read" Daily Telegraph

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants (2018):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

 

 

American Dreams: The United States Since 1945 (2010):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 (2010):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

America Past and Present coauthored textbook; (9th Edition, 2010):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

 

Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2008):

 

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (2006):

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (2005):

"This is a pacy, well-researched and beautifully written story of intrigue, betrayal and Realpolitik, but above all cold-blooded institutionalized revenge on a massive international scale.” ―Andrew Roberts, author of NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON