January 25, 2010
09-015

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Award-winning Author Discusses Roosevelt at February Event

VALDOSTA -- Bestselling author Douglas Brinkley will discuss his most recent publication, "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America," during a two-day event held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, at Valdosta State University.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday in Whitehead Auditorium, Brinkley will share stories and facts from the never-before-published materials used to create the groundbreaking epic biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Guests will learn about the "naturalist president" and his crusade to make wilderness conservation a universal endeavor. Join the Rice University history professor for a question and answer session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the University Center Magnolia Room.

Brinkley has taught history at various universities and authored six New York Times bestsellers, five New York Times Notable Books of the year, a BusinessWeek Book of the Year and several other award-winning titles.

The author known for spearheading the American Odyssey course -- an innovative on-the-road class that became the progenitor of C-SPAN's yellow school bus -- Brinkley lives in Austin and Houston, Texas, with his wife and three children.
Call VSU's English Department at (229) 333-5946 for more information.