Complete video at: http://fora.tv/fora/showthread.php?t=1169 Historian Michael Beschloss discusses President Abraham Lincoln's decision to risk his political career -- and ultimately his life -- in his support for the abolition of slavery. ------ Michael Beschloss talks about "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989." From the author Newsweek called "the nation's leading presidential historian" comes an inspiring narrative chronicling the crucial moments when courageous presidents have dramatically changed the future of the U.S. - Book Passage Once called by Jay Leno "the handsomest political historian I've ever seen," Michael Beschloss is the author of nine books, including most recently Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. Considered one of the nation's leading Presidential historians, Beschloss is known for portraying political leaders in energetic fashion with compelling reportage. Beschloss has written books on several U.S. Presidents, including The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963, which won the Ambassador Book Prize and was called the "definitive" history of John F. Kennedy and the Cold War. The Conquerors, Beschloss' book about Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, was a national bestseller and praised by The New York Times Book Review as "vigorously written" and without "a dull page." Beschloss contributed a revealing essay on George Bush Sr. in a recent book concerning Presidential leadership. A compelling critic and keen political observer, he appears regularly on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and Meet the Press.
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