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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Richard Beschloss  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: November 30, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois.

-- Michael R. Beschloss on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Beschloss was born in Chicago and raised in Flossmoor, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Beschloss is a regular commentator on PBS' The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a contributor to ABC News. He now lives in Washington, D.C..

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Contact Agent at ''' Russell and Volkening 50 W. 29th St. New York, NY 10001

Selected Titles At Your Library

At the highest levels :
ISBN: 0316092827. OCLC Number: 30693380

Little, Brown,. .

This book reveals a secret dimension of the most momentous event of our time: the end of the Cold War. It shows 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. Based on classified U.S. and Soviet documents, cables, telephone transcripts, and diplomatic records. This book also demonstrates how the two leaders came to believe that their most dangerous opponents were no longer each other but forces inside their own countries.

Eisenhower :
ISBN: 0060164182. OCLC Number: 21441200

HarperCollins,. .

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.

Impact of mass media :
ISBN: 0801331986. OCLC Number: 39291425

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There can be no question that the media play an important role in our contemporary society. The fourth edition of Impact of Mass Media explores the issues surrounding the growing presence of mass media in our everyday lives by presenting arguments from contemporary leading thinkers, observers, and critics. This new edition features thought-provoking, new articles on topics such as diversity in the age of electronic news, global media giants, government secrecy, and the slow death of culture. By providing a balanced approach for examining the effects of media on current issues, Hiebert lets students decide for themselves how mass media can be manipulated and how mass media manipulate the public.

Kennedy and Roosevelt :
ISBN: 0060970952. OCLC Number: 15367022

Perennial Library,. .

MAYDAY, the U-2 affair :
ISBN: 0060914076. OCLC Number: 16784243

Harper & Row,. .

The conquerors :
ISBN: 0743244540. OCLC Number: 53464370

Simon & Schuster,. .

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.

The crisis years :
ISBN: 0060164549. OCLC Number: 22957207

Edward Burlingame Books,. .

The relationship between Kennedy and Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War.

Triumphs and tragedies of the modern presidency :
ISBN: 9781440840234. OCLC Number: 928889348

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Applying the lessons of presidential history, this anthology of case studies -- written by leading political scientists, historians, and subject matter experts -- delves into the many facets of the presidency and promotes a greater understanding of the presidency for policymakers, academics, students, and general readers alike. Provides a breadth of perspectives on the many facets of the president's role and powers from leading political scientists, historians, and subject-matter experts. Offers case studies that provide readers with an unparalleled scope of presidential history and topics. Includes a section devoted to an analysis of the first 100 days of each of these presidents. Promotes transformational leadership in the presidency.