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".