Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian and the author of eight books -- including, the acclaimed New York Times best seller The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945.
On May 8, 2007, Simon and Schuster published his most recent book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989. In the first review of Presidential Courage, Kirkus Reviews writes, Engrossing. . .marvelous. . .and judicious. . .History written with subtlety, verve and an almost novelistic appreciation for the complexities of human nature and Presidential politics. First printing of Presidential Courage is 250,000, with an excerpt in Newsweek.
Newsweek has called Michael Beschloss the nation's leading Presidential historian. He serves as NBC News Presidential Historian the first time any major network has created such a position and appears regularly on Meet the Press, Today, and all NBC network programs. He is a regular on PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. In 2005, he won an Emmy for his role in creating the Discovery Channel series Decisions that Shook the World, of which he was the host.
Michael Beschloss was born in Chicago in 1955. An alumnus of Williams College, he also has an advanced degree from the Harvard Business School. He has been an historian on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution (1982-1986), a Senior Associate Member at Oxford University in England (1986-1987), and a Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Foundation in Washington, D.C. (1988-1996).
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