Michael Beschloss: Presidents of War - NC Museum of History Foundation Lecture Series


Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour Commentator and #1 Best-Selling Author

Drawing upon his latest work, Presidents of War, Beschloss uses gripping tales and brilliant analysis to reveal the leadership secrets of presidents at war. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see presidents struggling with Congress, courts, the press, and their own advisors, as well as antiwar protesters; we see them seeking comfort from their spouses, families, and friends; we see them dropping to their knees in prayer. Ultimately, we come to understand how these presidents were able to withstand the physical and emotional pressures of war—or how they were broken.

Presented by the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News and & Observer with additional support from the Sloan Family Foundation; the Goodnight Educational Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Sherrill, Highwoods Properties; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr.