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Beschloss, Michael R.

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Works: 161 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 27,657 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Biography  Archives  History  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Case studies  Interviews  Biographies  Anecdotes  Military history 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Author of dialog, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor, Consultant, Other
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The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman, and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 3,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential historian Beschloss has brought us a saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous president dramatically changed the future of the United States. Beschloss brings to life these flawed, complex men--and their wives, families, friends and foes, in an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives. As he shows, none of these presidents was eager to incur ridicule, vilification or threats of political destruction and even assassination. But in the end, bolstered by friends and family, hidden private beliefs and, sometimes, religious faith, each ultimately proved himself to be, in Andrew Jackson's words, "born for the storm."--Publisher description
MAYDAY : Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 affair by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the shocking event in 1960 when an U.S. spy plane was shot down in the Soviet Union just prior to a vital summit meeting
Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis( Book )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes
The crisis years : Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Kennedy and Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War
Taking charge : the Johnson White House tapes, 1963-1964 by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TAKING CHARGE brings you into the room with a political legend, still hated and revered a quarter of a century after his death. The only President to record his private conversations from his first day in office, Lyndon Johnson ordered the tapes to be locked in a vault until at least the year 2023. But now they have been unsealed, providing a close up look at a President taking power such as we have never had before - from John F. Kennedy's murder in November 1963 to Johnson's campaign for a landslide victory. Michael Beschloss has transcribed and annotated the secretly recorded tapes, providing historical commentary that allows readers to understand fully the people, crisis, and controversies that appear on them. TAKING CHARGE offers spellbinding insight into how Johnson used power by flattering, provoking and twisting the arms of some of the dominant personalities of our times, including Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. We come to understand Johnson's complex, changing relationships with Lady Bird and the rest of his family, Jacqueline Kennedy, ex-Presidents Truman and Eisenhower and members of his Cabinet and White House Staff
Presidents of War by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these leaders struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisers, and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families, and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war -- both physically and emotionally -- or were broken by them
At the highest levels : the inside story of the end of the cold war by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a story that you did not read in the newspapers. At the Highest Levels reveals a hitherto secret dimension of the most momentous event of our time: the end of the Cold War. Beschloss and Talbott show us the vital transactions that George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev made and concealed from the world: Bush's pledge not to press Gorbachev for Baltic independence, the manipulations for German unification, how the Soviet Union joined the Gulf War Coalition, Bush's private warnings to Gorbachev that he was about to be overthrown, and the U.S. president's secret efforts to prevent the breakup of the Soviet Union and keep Gorbachev in power." "From early in 1989, the two prizewinning authors were granted unprecedented access to classified U.S. and Soviet documents, cables, telephone transcripts, and diplomatic records, on the condition that they not publish the information before the end of 1992. Such was their access that in the final days before the Soviet Union's collapse, as they relate in this book, Beschloss and Talbott were asked by a Gorbachev confidant to convey to President Bush a private message about Gorbachev's fate under Boris Yeltsin." "With novelistic detail and intimacy, At the Highest Levels shows Bush and Gorbachev behind closed doors as they fence with domestic foes and suspicious allies. It demonstrates how the two leaders came to believe that their most dangerous opponents were no longer each other but forces inside their own countries. As Beschloss and Talbott argue, the two leaders' excessive reliance on each other contributed to Gorbachev's fall from power in December 1991 and Bush's own collapse less than a year later."--Jacket
Kennedy and Roosevelt : the uneasy alliance by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One was the son of East Boston ward politics, the other a squire of Hyde Park. Joseph Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt both hastened American shipbuilding in the First World War, threw themselves into the business civilization of the twenties, and joined in an uneasy alliance in national and international politics
Reaching for glory : Lyndon Johnson's secret White House tapes, 1964-1965 by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching for Glory is a mesmerizing journey into the inner psychological and emotional life of a frightened, lonely, driven, suspicious man. The Johnson of the secret tapes sees hidden enemies all around him. Disloyal aides are flirting with his nemesis, Senator Robert Kennedy. In Johnson's conspiratorial mind, Communists are behind the Vietnam demonstrations on college campuses. The Soviet Ambassador is manipulating U.S. Senators to oppose the war. Right-wing fanatics are behind black rioters in Los Angeles."--Jacket
Eisenhower : a centennial life by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned photographs and a biographical essay describe the man who was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during WWII and 34th President of the United States
Our documents : 100 milestone documents from the National Archives by United States( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of one hundred documents that were important in the development of the United States from its founding to 1965, including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and lesser-known writings
The American Heritage illustrated history of the presidents by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated chronology of America's presidents up to Bill Clinton that provides biographical profiles of each president and descriptions of each one's time in office
Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes
Presidents of War : the epic story from 1807 to modern times by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—both physically and emotionally—or were broken by them. Beschloss's interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race
Declaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by four of the Declaration's leading students make the historic text come alive, enabling us to hear what it had to say in its own time and what it might have to say to us today. Copiously illustrated with selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia and complemented by biographical sketches of the Declaration signers, this volume offers a rich resource for discovering the origin and influence of America's founding document."--Jacket
Presidential courage : [brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989] by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents crucial historical moments in each of the first forty presidencies during which the future of the United States has been dramatically affected by a bold executive decision, and offers insight into the factors that influenced the choices made by each president
The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on recently released documents, one of the nation's most celebrated historians reveals one of the little-known secrets of World War II--FDR's and Truman's sometimes shocking plans for a postwar Germany
Taking charge by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Lyndon Johnson recorded his private conversations from his first day in office. These recordings reveal his self-doubts over the presidency and the war in Vietnam
Essays in honor of James MacGregor Burns( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964Taking charge : the Johnson White House tapes, 1963-1964At the highest levels : the inside story of the end of the cold warReaching for glory : Lyndon Johnson's secret White House tapes, 1964-1965Our documents : 100 milestone documents from the National ArchivesThe American Heritage illustrated history of the presidentsJacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964
Alternative Names
Beschloss Michael

Beschloss, Michael 1955-

Beschloss, Michael R.

Beschloss, Michael R. 1955-

Bešloss, Majkl 1955-

Michael Beschloss Amerikaans historicus

Michael Beschloss historiador estadounidense

Michael Beschloss historiador estauxunidense

베슐로스, 마이클 1955-

베슐로스, 마이클 R. 1955-

ベシュロス, マイケル

ベシュロス, マイケル‏ 1955-

ベシュロス, マイケル・R

ベシュロス, マイケル・R‏ 1955-

マイケル・ベシュロス

迈克尔·贝斯克罗斯

邁克爾·貝斯克羅斯‏ 1955-

Languages
English (275)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)