Michael Beschloss | Presidents of War

Michael Beschloss | Presidents of War

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 7:00 PM

The Carter Center
453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

Beschloss will appear in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former host of PBS's American Forum, Douglas Blackmon.

Tickets are required. The $35 ticket 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) or online at the A Cappella website. If copies are still available on the night of the event, you may buy a copy of the book at The Carter Center.

About the Book

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. 

A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.