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  • emThe Conquerorsem
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    The Conquerors

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his book The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945, published by Simon and Schuster. The book details the private…

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer for The Washington…

    292 views
  • 1968 and the Johnson Presidency
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    1968 and the Johnson Presidency

    Panel members discussed the Johnson presidency, and its legacy. They focused on how negative journalism affected his presidency, and whether his decision not to run for a second term was a…

    78 views
  • emThe Crisis Years Kennedy and Khrushchevem
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    The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev

    Mr. Beschloss provided a history of the relations between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War. Beschloss, a Chicago native, did his…

    1,367 views
  • Power and the Presidency
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    Power and the Presidency

    Mr. Beschloss moderated a panel who spoke about how presidents wielded their power. They recounted personal experiences with various presidents, related the different personal styles of…

    110 views
  • Richard J Daley  Urban Forum
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    Richard J. Daley Urban Forum

    As part of the inaugural Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke about his father’s life. Mr. Beschloss then gave the opening keynote address on the life of Richard J.…

    86 views
  • George C Marshall Foundation Dinner
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    George C. Marshall Foundation Dinner

    Participants paid tribute to Secretary Colin Powell as he received the George C. Marshall Award. The award was presented by David Rockefeller, the 1999 recipient of the Marshall Award for…

    158 views
  • Power and the Presidency Eisenhower and Kennedy
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    Power and the Presidency: Eisenhower and Kennedy

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. He compared and contrasted their leadership styles and the issues they faced while in office. After his…

    438 views
  • White House Transitions
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    White House Transitions

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the White House during periods of transition between presidents. Through anecdotes and historical observations he described the peaceful nature of the transfer of…

    71 views
  • emTaking Charge The Johnson White House Tapesem
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    Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his research for his upcoming book, Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes 1963-1964.

    127 views
  • The Character of President Bush
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    The Character of President Bush

    In the last of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Dr. Beschloss discussed the life and presidency of George Bush. He called the Bush family a “political…

    134 views
  • Presidential Libraries and Museums
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    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the status of presidential archival research, and the importance of maintaining presidential libraries as repositories for presidential papers and tapes. He also…

    84 views
  • Kennedy Presidency
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    Kennedy Presidency

    Former President Clinton spoke about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and other topics. Among the topics he addressed were leadership, civil rights, and President Kennedy’s domestic…

    166 views
  • Foreign Policy and Presidential History
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    Foreign Policy and Presidential History

    Mr. Reeves and Mr. Beschloss, participating by remote connection from Boston, discussed U.S. presidents and U.S. foreign policy from 1960-1975, including how Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon dealt…

    101 views
  • emKatherine Grahams Washingtonem
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    Katherine Graham's Washington

    A panel discussed Katharine Graham’s Washington, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book, which was nearing completion at the time of Ms. Graham’s death, is a collection of articles and essays about…

    380 views
  • American Principles and Values
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    American Principles and Values

    Panelists talked about American principals, values, and the state of American culture. Among the topics they addressed were levels of civic participation, America’s role in the world,…

    82 views
  • Vietnam War
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    Vietnam War

    The panelists talked about the Vietnam War. They also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Broyles moderated the panel. Mr. Beschloss is the author of Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes,…

    243 views
  • emWashingtonem Discussion
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    Washington: Discussion

    Friends of deceased Washington Post editorial page editor Meg Greenfield talked about her book Washington, published posthumously by PublicAffairs, and about her life. The panelists answered audience…

    97 views
  • emIllustrated History of the Presidentsem
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    Illustrated History of the Presidents

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the book he edited, American Heritage Illustrated History of the President, published by Time Books. This new edition offers portraits of forty-two presidencies…

    51 views
  • Eisenhower Papers
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    Eisenhower Papers

    Mr. Beschloss delivered the keynote address at an event celebrating the publication of the final volume of President Dwight Eisenhower’s papers, Keeping the Peace, published by Johns…

    37 views
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