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Beschloss, Michael R.

Overview
Works: 148 works in 447 publications in 5 languages and 24,713 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Archives  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Case studies  Interviews  Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Author of dialog, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor, Consultant, Other
Classifications: E183.8.S65, 973.099
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The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman, and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 3,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Eleven years in the writing, drawing on newly opened American, Soviet and British documents as well as private diaries, letters and secret audio recordings, Michael Beschloss's gripping narrative lets us eavesdrop on private conversations and telephone calls among a cast of historical giants. The book casts new light upon Roosevelt's concealment of what America knew about Hitler's war against the Jews and his foot-dragging on saving refugees. FDR's actions so shocked his closest friend in the Cabinet, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., that Morgenthau risked their friendship by accusing the President of "acquiescence" in the "murder of the Jews." After the Normandy invasion, "obsessed" by what he had learned about the Nazis and the Holocaust, Morgenthau drew up a secret blueprint for the Allies to crush Germany by destroying German mines and factories after the European victory. As The conquerors shows, FDR endorsed most of Morgenthau's plan, and privately pressured a reluctant Churchill to concur. Horrified, Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Secretary of War Henry Stimson leaked the plan to the press at the zenith of the 1944 campaign. Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels denounced the Roosevelt-Churchill "Jewish murder plan" and claimed it would kill forty-three million Germans. Republican presidential candidate Thomas Dewey charged that by stiffening German resistance, publicity about Morgenthau's plan had cost many U.S. soldiers' lives. The conquerors explores suspicions that Soviet secret agents manipulated Roosevelt and his officials to do Stalin's bidding on Germany. It reveals new information on FDR's hidden illnesses and how they affected his leadership--and his private talk about quitting his job during his fourth term and letting Harry Truman become President. It shows us FDR's final dinner, in April 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia, at which the President and Morgenthau were still arguing over postwar Germany. Finally it shows how the unprepared new President Truman managed to pick up the pieces and push Stalin and Churchill to accede to a bargain that would let the Anglo-Americans block Soviet threats against Western Europe and ensure that the world would not have to fear another Adolf Hitler
Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential historian Beschloss has brought us a saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous president dramatically changed the future of the United States. Beschloss brings to life these flawed, complex men--and their wives, families, friends and foes, in an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives. As he shows, none of these presidents was eager to incur ridicule, vilification or threats of political destruction and even assassination. But in the end, bolstered by friends and family, hidden private beliefs and, sometimes, religious faith, each ultimately proved himself to be, in Andrew Jackson's words, "born for the storm."--Publisher description
MAYDAY : Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 affair by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the shocking event in 1960 when an U.S. spy plane was shot down in the Soviet Union just prior to a vital summit meeting
Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes
The crisis years : Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Kennedy and Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War
Taking charge : the Johnson White House tapes, 1963-1964 by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TAKING CHARGE brings you into the room with a political legend, still hated and revered a quarter of a century after his death. The only President to record his private conversations from his first day in office, Lyndon Johnson ordered the tapes to be locked in a vault until at least the year 2023. But now they have been unsealed, providing a close up look at a President taking power such as we have never had before - from John F. Kennedy's murder in November 1963 to Johnson's campaign for a landslide victory. Michael Beschloss has transcribed and annotated the secretly recorded tapes, providing historical commentary that allows readers to understand fully the people, crisis, and controversies that appear on them. TAKING CHARGE offers spellbinding insight into how Johnson used power by flattering, provoking and twisting the arms of some of the dominant personalities of our times, including Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. We come to understand Johnson's complex, changing relationships with Lady Bird and the rest of his family, Jacqueline Kennedy, ex-Presidents Truman and Eisenhower and members of his Cabinet and White House Staff
Kennedy and Roosevelt : the uneasy alliance by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One was the son of East Boston ward politics, the other a squire of Hyde Park. Joseph Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt both hastened American shipbuilding in the First World War, threw themselves into the business civilization of the twenties, and joined in an uneasy alliance in national and international politics
At the highest levels : the inside story of the end of the cold war by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a story that you did not read in the newspapers. At the Highest Levels reveals a hitherto secret dimension of the most momentous event of our time: the end of the Cold War. Beschloss and Talbott show us 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." "From early in 1989, the two prizewinning authors were granted unprecedented access to classified U.S. and Soviet documents, cables, telephone transcripts, and diplomatic records, on the condition that they not publish the information before the end of 1992. Such was their access that in the final days before the Soviet Union's collapse, as they relate in this book, Beschloss and Talbott were asked by a Gorbachev confidant to convey to President Bush a private message about Gorbachev's fate under Boris Yeltsin." "With novelistic detail and intimacy, At the Highest Levels shows Bush and Gorbachev behind closed doors as they fence with domestic foes and suspicious allies. It demonstrates how the two leaders came to believe that their most dangerous opponents were no longer each other but forces inside their own countries. As Beschloss and Talbott argue, the two leaders' excessive reliance on each other contributed to Gorbachev's fall from power in December 1991 and Bush's own collapse less than a year later."--Jacket
Reaching for glory : Lyndon Johnson's secret White House tapes, 1964-1965 by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching for Glory is a mesmerizing journey into the inner psychological and emotional life of a frightened, lonely, driven, suspicious man. The Johnson of the secret tapes sees hidden enemies all around him. Disloyal aides are flirting with his nemesis, Senator Robert Kennedy. In Johnson's conspiratorial mind, Communists are behind the Vietnam demonstrations on college campuses. The Soviet Ambassador is manipulating U.S. Senators to oppose the war. Right-wing fanatics are behind black rioters in Los Angeles."--Jacket
Eisenhower : a centennial life by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The American Heritage illustrated history of the presidents by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated chronology of America's presidents up to Bill Clinton that provides biographical profiles of each president and descriptions of each one's time in office
Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes
Declaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by four of the Declaration's leading students make the historic text come alive, enabling us to hear what it had to say in its own time and what it might have to say to us today. Copiously illustrated with selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia and complemented by biographical sketches of the Declaration signers, this volume offers a rich resource for discovering the origin and influence of America's founding document."--Jacket
Presidential courage : [brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989] by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents crucial historical moments in each of the first forty presidencies during which the future of the United States has been dramatically affected by a bold executive decision, and offers insight into the factors that influenced the choices made by each president
The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on recently released documents, one of the nation's most celebrated historians reveals one of the little-known secrets of World War II--FDR's and Truman's sometimes shocking plans for a postwar Germany
Taking charge by Michael R Beschloss( Recording )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Lyndon Johnson recorded his private conversations from his first day in office. These recordings reveal his self-doubts over the presidency and the war in Vietnam
Essays in honor of James MacGregor Burns( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching for glory : [the secret Johnson White House tapes, 1964-1965]( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents excerpts from President Lyndon Johnson's tapes, revealing why he risked his legacy by escalating the war in Vietnam, and how he foresaw the backlash against the war, civil rights, and his "Great Society". Includes telephone conversations with Jacqueline Kennedy following her husband's assassination, as well as excerpts from Lady Bird Johnson's diaries
Jacqueline Kennedy : conversaciones históricas sobre mi vida con John F. Kennedy ; entrevistas con Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., en 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes
MAYDAY, the U-2 affair : the untold story of the greatest U.S.-U.S.S.R. spy scandal by Michael R Beschloss( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964Taking charge : the Johnson White House tapes, 1963-1964At the highest levels : the inside story of the end of the cold warReaching for glory : Lyndon Johnson's secret White House tapes, 1964-1965The American Heritage illustrated history of the presidentsJacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964Presidential courage : [brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989]
Alternative Names
Beschloss, Michael.

Beschloss, Michael 1955-

Beschloss, Michael R.

Beschloss, Michael R. 1955-

Bešloss, Majkl 1955-

Michael Beschloss Amerikaans historicus

베슐로스, 마이클 1955-

베슐로스, 마이클 R. 1955-

ベシュロス, マイケル

ベシュロス, マイケル・R

マイケル・ベシュロス

邁克爾·貝斯克羅斯

Languages
English (249)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)