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H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of American history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many books, among them The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award; T.R.: The Last Romantic, a critically acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt; and The Age of Gold, a celebrated history of the California Gold Rush. He lives in Austin, Texas.