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Beschloss, Michael Richard

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Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian

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1955 - Born on the 30th of November in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the Presidency and author.

         - He is a regular commentator on PBS' The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a contributor to ABC News.

1973 - Graduated high school at Phillips Andover Academy, Andover.

1980 - Beschloss's first book, Kennedy and Roosevelt: The Uneasy Alliance, started as his senior honors thesis at Williams College.

1982 - He has been an historian on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution.

1986 - His second book, Mayday: Eisenhower, Krushchev and the U-2 Affair, published, confirmed his reputation as both a scrupulous political historian and a popular writer of a kind of novelistic history that appealed to a wide audience.

         - Was a Senior Associate Member at Oxford University in England.
   
1988 - Member of the Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Foundation in Washington, D.C.
   
1990 - Authored the biography of "Eisenhower: A Centennial Life".

1991 - 'The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963', won the Ambassador Book Prize and was called by the New Yorker the "definitive" book on John Kennedy and the Cold War.

1993 - Beschloss co-wrote 'At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War' with Strobe Talbott.

1997 - Wrote "Taking Charge", which was the first volume of Beschloss's highly-praised trilogy on President Lyndon Johnson's newly-released secret tapes.

2001 - Authored the book "Reaching for Glory".

2002 - Wrote "The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945".

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