Recommended books by Michael Beschloss

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Product picture for Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss
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From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives
Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American...
Book cover from Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael R. Beschloss
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Presidential Courage is a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in American history when a courageous President dramatically changed our future. Like Beschloss's previous book, The Conquerors, it was a New York Times bestseller for months.

With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss brings to life those flawed, complex men -- and their wives, families, friends and foes. Never have we had a more intimate,...
Book cover from The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitlers Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R. Beschloss
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From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill and Stalin over how to ensure that Germany could never threaten the world again. Eleven years in the writing, drawing on newly opened American, Soviet and British documents as well as private diaries, letters and secret audio recordings, Michael Beschloss's...
Book cover from Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Jacqueline Kennedy
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To mark John F. Kennedy's centennial, celebrate the life and legacy of the 35th President of the United States.
In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be read in this deluxe, illustrated eBook.
Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal...
Book cover from Robert Kennedy and His Times: 40th Anniversary Edition by Arthur M. Schlesinger   Jr.
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“An absorbing and vividly written study of a gallant and tragic man.”—Boston Globe
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., chronicles the short life of the Kennedy family’s second presidential hopeful in “a story that leaves the reader aching for what cannot be recaptured” (Miami Herald). Schlesinger’s account vividly recalls the forces that shaped Robert Kennedy, from his position as the third son of a powerful Irish Catholic political clan to his concern for issues of social...
Book cover from At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War by Michael R. Beschloss
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Offers a behind the scenes look at United States-Soviet relations between 1989 and 1991
Book cover from Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair by Michael R. Beschloss
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Uncovers the story of Francis Gary Powers's flight in a CIA U-2 spy plane into Soviet airspace two weeks before a vital Paris summit meeting in 1960 between Eisenhower and Khrushchev
Book cover from Kennedy and Roosevelt: The uneasy alliance by Michael R. Beschloss
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Explores the uneven relationship between Roosevelt and his longtime friend, advisor, and ambassador, Joseph Kennedy
Book cover from Power and the Presidency by Stanley Marcus
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This sterling collection of original, never-before-published essays on six fascinating contemporary presidents by some of the leading presidential biographers of our time is must reading for anyone interested in American politics, the history of the American presidency, or the lives of the presidents. Each essay—extending and elaborating on lectures originally delivered as part of the Montgomery Lecture Series at Dartmouth University—explores how a particular president came to power,...