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Michael Beschloss

Best-selling Author, “Presidential Courage”; Presidential Historian

Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, best-selling author and columnist for The New York Times. He is also an Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and “PBS NewsHour.”

One of the most widely recognized experts of the American presidency, Beschloss serves as NBC News’ presidential historian. He previously served as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, a resident scholar at Oxford University, and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation.

His 2007 book, “Presidential Courage,” covers nine presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan and was a New York Times best-seller. His book, “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations,” which he co-authored with Caroline Kennedy, was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list and in numerous countries around the world. His latest novel will focus on the history of American presidents and wars from 1812 to the present, and will be published in 2017.