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Nine books. Author forthcoming PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown Oct. 2018). Presidential Historian. Contributor, PBS . Williams College. Born Chicago.
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Michael Beschloss 1h
JFK with family of Medgar Evers in Oval Office, 9 days after Evers’ assassination--55 years ago tomorrow:
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Carlos Lozada 6h
The next book by ... “PRESIDENTS OF WAR: The Epic Story, From 1807 to Modern Times,” coming in October via :
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Michael Beschloss 12h
Time Magazine, 55 years ago this week:
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Michael Beschloss 14h
Civil rights heroes Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner went missing in Neshoba County, Miss., tomorrow 1964:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 19
US Senate passed Civil Rights bill, today 1964:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 19
Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and other leaders at White House, planning fight for civil rights bill, 55 years ago this week:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 18
“I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?” — Robert Kennedy, 1968
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Michael Beschloss Jun 18
Through American history, some government officials have resigned in protest over policies they couldn’t support.
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Michael Beschloss Jun 18
Italian mother and children arrive at Ellis Island, 1908:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 18
Japanese American internment camp near Jerome, Arkansas, today 1944:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 18
A month after VE-Day, President Truman honors General Eisenhower at the White House, today 1945:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 17
Burglars arrested at Watergate offices of Democratic National Committee, today 1972:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 17
Martin Luther King and children on Magic Skyway at New York World’s Fair, 1964:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 17
Life Magazine on first US space walk, this week 1965:
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David Sanger Jun 16
What years of work on "The Perfect Weapon" has taught me: You can have the best cyber offense in the world, but if you are the most vulnerable nation to cyber attack, it doesn't help much. An adaptation. Full book available here:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 16
160 years ago today in Springfield, Senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.”
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Michael Beschloss Jun 15
“...Offer your sentiments with modest diffidence—opinions thus given, are listened to with more attention than when delivered in a dictatorial stile. The latter, if attended to at all, altho they may force conviction, is sure to convey disgust also.” Geo Washington to nephew 1787
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Michael Beschloss Jun 14
Eleanor Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra and FDR, tomorrow 1947:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 13
Sunny day on Fifth Avenue NYC, south of Central Park, early 20th century:
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Michael Beschloss Jun 13
Today 1966 the term “Miranda rights” began with Supreme Court ruling Miranda v. Arizona:
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