Alan Brinkley, leading historian of 20th-century America, dies at 70

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Alan Brinkley, leading historian of 20th-century America, dies at 70

Jun 19 2019

Alan Brinkley, "one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, with a specialty in 20th-century American political history," died June 16. He was 70. Brinkley's work "spanned the full spectrum of the last century's seminal events and influential characters, including the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy."

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