Best-selling author H.W. Brands to address Truman, MacArthur conflict at Hauenstein Center event

H.W. Brands posed for a portrait at a desk.
H.W. Brands
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A popular U.S. general and an extremely unpopular president were central characters in a political drama that unfolded in the 1950s in the United States, and distinguished historian H.W. Brands will discuss the showdown between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur at an event on February 9. 

The event, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, and in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum, will feature an engaging discussion about the showdown between the two powerful leaders that took place during the challenges of the Korean War and the hysteria of McCarthyism.

Brands will base his lecture on the research he conducted for his latest New York Times best-selling book, The General vs. The President. 

H.W. Brands: The General vs. The President

February 9 at 7 p.m.

Eberhard Center Room 215

Grand Valley State University's Pew Grand Rapids Campus

This event is free and open to the public.

A book sale and signing will take place following Brands' lecture.

Brands is an American educator, author and historian. He has authored 25 books on U.S. history and biography. He is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History and a Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His works have twice been selected as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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