Provost's Lecture Series with Michael Beschloss - "Leadership Under Pressure: A Historian's Close-up Look at Presidential Decision-Making"
November 10, 2015
The LaSells Stewart Center
Doors open at 6:30, program will be followed by a booksigning.
Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the Presidency and the author of eight books, including the magnificent bestseller Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. His most recent book is Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, a #1 New York Times bestseller. Beschloss writes a sports history column that appears in The New York Times both in print and online every Satruday, called HistorySource.
Called “the nation's leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek, Beschloss has made history himself, serving as the first presidential historian for NBC News - the first time any major network has created such a position. Appearing regularly on Meet the Press, The Today Show, The Daily Show and all NBC network programs, he provides expert analysis of the executive branch and is often featured on PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. In 2005, he won an Emmy for his role in creating and hosting the Discovery Channel series Decisions that Shook the World.
His New York Times bestseller The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945 was lauded as “vigorously written” about “history as it was spoken at the time, and there is not a dull page,” in a front-page review in The New York Times Book Review. Amazon.com also praised it as one of its best-selling history books of the year.
In his keynotes, Michael Beschloss imparts his unique wisdom on the presidency, sharing the leadership skills that led to various presidents' successes with corporate as well as general audiences.
He is currently working on a history of American Presidents in wartime from James Madison to George W. Bush.
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