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Michael Beschloss | Presidents of War | Book Talk and Signing

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The Carter Center

453 Freedom Pkwy NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

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The Carter Center and A Cappella Books welcome one of the greatest White House historians to Atlanta. Michael Beschloss has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by Newsweek. He has written eight books on American presidents and will be here to discuss and sign copies of his latest work "Presidents of War," the definitive analysis of America's wartime presidents.

Tickets are required. The $38 ticket price reflects the price of a first edition copy of the book plus tax. Couples' tickets are available for an extra $5 and include one copy of the book.

If you wish to avoid ticket fees, you may purchase a copy of "Presidents at War" at A Cappella Books (located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). If tickets are still available on the night of the event, you may buy them at The Carter Center. We will also have extra copies of the book for sale the night of the event.

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Ever since our nation’s founding, after a nearly decade-long struggle with Great Britain, America has found itself almost continuously at war. And at the forefront of every struggle—large or small, foreign or domestic, celebrated or forgotten—has been the president, who as commander-in-chief of the armed forces has to make the impossible choice of when to hazard American lives.

Michael Beschloss is a lauded historian and one of the keenest observers of the White House. He is NBC News Presidential Historian, as well as a contributor to PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."

In "Presidents of War," he offers an authoritative portrait of our major wartime presidents in action, from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War. Whether examining Lincoln’s controversial military leadership, Wilson’s idealistic and authoritarian approach to World War I, or LBJ sinking into the quagmire of Vietnam, Beschloss employs deep research and unsurpassed storytelling to bring these presidents to life in moments of public oratory and private doubt. He also charts their relationships with the public, which has consigned them to fame or infamy, and with Congress, which has continually struggled to define and redefine the president’s wartime powers.

Provocative and illuminating, "Presidents of War" is a definitive work of presidential history and an invaluable guide to leadership and decision-making in times of crisis.

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