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Michael Richard Beschloss

Born: November 30, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois.
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Beschloss was born in Chicago and raised in Flossmoor, Illinois.

Biography: 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..


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael R. Beschloss on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

At the highest levels :
ISBN: 0316092827 OCLC: 30693380

Little, Brown, Boston : ©1994.

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: 21441200

HarperCollins, New York, NY : ©1990.

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: 39291425

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: 15367022

Perennial Library, New York : 1987, ©1980.

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

Harper & Row, New York, NY : 1987, ©1986.

The conquerors :
ISBN: 0743244540 OCLC: 53464370

Simon & Schuster, New York : 2003, ©2002.

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: 22957207

Edward Burlingame Books, New York, NY : ©1991.

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

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

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.