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Presidential historian. Nine books. Presidential Historian. Contributor, PBS . Born Chicago. Williams College.
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Michael Beschloss Feb 17
On December 1972 tape, Nixon told Kissinger, “The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
Frederick Douglass died this week 1895:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
Almost a month into Presidency, Eisenhower shows civility toward defeated opponent Stevenson, tomorrow 1953:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
People don't often turn down the chance to be a President's national security advisor.
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
LBJ meets the press, November 1967:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
Franklin Roosevelt’s first press conference, 1933:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
Richard Nixon at press conference, 1973:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
Hard to think of another President who kept talking about his defeated opponent one month into his Presidency.
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
George H.W. Bush won 426 electoral votes in 1988.
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Michael Beschloss Feb 16
President Trump’s family pastor, Norman Vincent Peale, wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking."
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Michael Beschloss Feb 15
“Meet the Beatles” became Billboard #1 in United States today 1964:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 15
Susan B. Anthony was born today 1820:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 14
President Rutherford Hayes signed law empowering female lawyers to practice before Supreme Court—tomorrow 1879:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 14
Ronald Reagan writes to Nancy on Valentine’s Day 1960:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 14
New York City Valentine’s Day blizzard, today 1914:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 14
On Valentine’s Day 1884, after his mother died, young Theodore Roosevelt lost his wife Alice in childbirth, and wrote this:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 14
St. Valentine’s Day menu, St. Nicholas Hotel, NYC, 1882:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 13
George Washington fired his 2nd Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, suspecting he was too close to adversary France:
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Michael Beschloss Feb 13
JFK said at start of Presidency he had to make appointments now but “a year hence I will know who I really want to appoint."
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Michael Beschloss Feb 13
Nixon joins his national security adviser on helicopter in South Vietnam, 1969:
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