In Depth with Michael Beschloss
Michael Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. A video was shown… read more
Michael Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
A video was shown of Mr. Beschloss giving a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home in Washington. He talked about visiting historic sites and the book he was writing on presidents in wartime.
Michael Beschloss is a presidential historian and a regular contributor to PBS’s “The Newshour.” He is a trustee of the White House Historical Association, and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. He has also served as a historian for the Smithsonian Institute.
Michael Beschloss is the author of six books: Kennedy and Roosevelt: The Uneasy Alliance (1980); Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair (1986); Eisenhower: A Centennial Life (1990); The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 (1991); The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945 (2002); and Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 (2007).
He is also the co-author with Strobe Talbott of At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War (1993), and the editor of three books: Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 (1997); Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson’s Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965 (2010); and Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (2011). close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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