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Presidential Historian, New York Times Columnist & Best-Selling Author

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 Michael Beschloss Biography

Award-winning Historian and Scholar of Leadership Michael Beschloss is the bestselling author of ten books, including his most recent bestseller, Presidents of War. Called “the nation's leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek, the Charlotte Observer wrote that “Michael Beschloss knows more about America’s Presidents than perhaps anyone on earth.”

Bringing to the stage his extensive and riveting knowledge of the Presidency, Beschloss delivers a behind-the-scenes look at American presidents and other towering historical figures. His brilliant analysis illuminates the leadership secrets of the men who sat in the Oval Office — particularly in times of tumult and change. With talks on leadership, America’s division and history of war, Beschloss gives context to the crucial events of our time.

A Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller, Presidents of War called “a superb and important book, superbly rendered” by the New York Times Book Review. According to the Financial Times, the book “looks at leadership from every angle,” and praised it as “epic” and “magisterial.” Historian Ron Chernow called it “monumental and profoundly important,” and even actor Tom Hanks said “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human.”

Among his earlier books are two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s secret tapes, The Conquerors, about Franklin Roosevelt, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and Presidential Courage. He was also co-author (with Caroline Kennedy) of the number-one global bestseller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations about Life with John F. Kennedy.

Beschloss appears regularly on NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, The Today Show, and other network programs as the NBC News Presidential Historian, and as a contributor to the PBS NewsHour. He has won an Emmy for his television work and received six honorary degrees and numerous other awards. Beschloss has also been a contributing columnist to the New York Times with a monthly column on business history and a weekly column on sports history.

With the largest Twitter following of any American historian, in the neighborhood of 400,000, his Twitter account has appeared on Time Magazine’s list of the world’s top Twitter feeds. He has served as an historian at the Smithsonian, a scholar at the University of Oxford, and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation.

Born in Chicago, Beschloss is an alumnus of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Williams College, and studied leadership in both the private and public sectors at the Harvard Business School. Though he planned to go into business and write history on the side, the success of his first book allowed him to pursue a career as a full-time historian.

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Presidents of War

Presidents of War

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

The Presidents of the United States of America

The Presidents of the United States of America

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989

The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

American Heritage: The Presidents (Byron Preiss Book)

American Heritage: The Presidents (Byron Preiss Book)

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership From the Board Room to the Oval Office

    Drawing on his years studying leadership at the Harvard Business School and as a presidential historian, Beschloss, customizing his presentation for each audience, picks the most brilliant successes and the most lethal mistakes made in business and politics and shows what they can teach us.

  • Presidential Courage

    What makes a great U.S. president? Michael Beschloss believes the answer is "presidential courage": the willingness to take a political risk that might end a president's career-and the wisdom to do that for reasons that later Americans will admire. In a presentation based on his book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, Beschloss describes crucial times when courageous presidents took such risks and overcame obstacles to dramatically change the future of the United States. From George Washington to Ronald Reagan, the presidents Beschloss focuses on addressed some of the most paramount, abiding issues in American history-war and peace, human rights, and the proper balance between government and business. A natural storyteller, Beschloss details the outstanding traits of these presidents, and then compares them to the current crop of presidential candidates, for in insightful glance into America's political future. He also uses what he has discovered about presidential courage to provide leadership lessons for all of us.

  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

  • Great Presidents Past and Present

    As a master in his field, Beschloss brings us inspiring, humorous and tragic never-before-told stories of American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush as they struggle with war, peace and domestic crisis. He reveals the qualities that have made great presidents in history and shows how to find leaders who have them now in politics, business and civic life.

  • The Washington, D.C. Youre Not Hearing About

    From his talks with presidents, Supreme Court justices, diplomats and members of Congress and his quarter-century in the capital, Beschloss reveals the hidden side of important personalities and behind-the-scenes developments that may soon have a major impact on your life.

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    Booking fees for Michael Beschloss, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Beschloss, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Michael Beschloss

Presidential Historian, New York Times Columnist & Best-Selling Author

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Michael Beschloss Biography

Award-winning Historian and Scholar of Leadership Michael Beschloss is the bestselling author of ten books, including his most recent bestseller, Presidents of War. Called “the nation's leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek, the Charlotte Observer wrote that “Michael Beschloss knows more about America’s Presidents than perhaps anyone on earth.”

Bringing to the stage his extensive and riveting knowledge of the Presidency, Beschloss delivers a behind-the-scenes look at American presidents and other towering historical figures. His brilliant analysis illuminates the leadership secrets of the men who sat in the Oval Office — particularly in times of tumult and change. With talks on leadership, America’s division and history of war, Beschloss gives context to the crucial events of our time.

A Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller, Presidents of War called “a superb and important book, superbly rendered” by the New York Times Book Review. According to the Financial Times, the book “looks at leadership from every angle,” and praised it as “epic” and “magisterial.” Historian Ron Chernow called it “monumental and profoundly important,” and even actor Tom Hanks said “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human.”

Among his earlier books are two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s secret tapes, The Conquerors, about Franklin Roosevelt, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and Presidential Courage. He was also co-author (with Caroline Kennedy) of the number-one global bestseller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations about Life with John F. Kennedy.

Beschloss appears regularly on NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, The Today Show, and other network programs as the NBC News Presidential Historian, and as a contributor to the PBS NewsHour. He has won an Emmy for his television work and received six honorary degrees and numerous other awards. Beschloss has also been a contributing columnist to the New York Times with a monthly column on business history and a weekly column on sports history.

With the largest Twitter following of any American historian, in the neighborhood of 400,000, his Twitter account has appeared on Time Magazine’s list of the world’s top Twitter feeds. He has served as an historian at the Smithsonian, a scholar at the University of Oxford, and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation.

Born in Chicago, Beschloss is an alumnus of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Williams College, and studied leadership in both the private and public sectors at the Harvard Business School. Though he planned to go into business and write history on the side, the success of his first book allowed him to pursue a career as a full-time historian.

Michael Beschloss Videos

  • Michael Beschloss at 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Michael Beschloss discusses "Presidents of War" with David M. Rubenstein at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. More about...
  • An Evening With Michael Beschloss
    On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, historian and author Michael Beschloss joined us to speak about his latest book, "Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from...

Michael Beschloss Books

Michael Beschloss Speaking Topics

  • Leadership From the Board Room to the Oval Office

    Drawing on his years studying leadership at the Harvard Business School and as a presidential historian, Beschloss, customizing his presentation for each audience, picks the most brilliant successes and the most lethal mistakes made in business and politics and shows what they can teach us.

  • Presidential Courage

    What makes a great U.S. president? Michael Beschloss believes the answer is "presidential courage": the willingness to take a political risk that might end a president's career-and the wisdom to do that for reasons that later Americans will admire. In a presentation based on his book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, Beschloss describes crucial times when courageous presidents took such risks and overcame obstacles to dramatically change the future of the United States. From George Washington to Ronald Reagan, the presidents Beschloss focuses on addressed some of the most paramount, abiding issues in American history-war and peace, human rights, and the proper balance between government and business. A natural storyteller, Beschloss details the outstanding traits of these presidents, and then compares them to the current crop of presidential candidates, for in insightful glance into America's political future. He also uses what he has discovered about presidential courage to provide leadership lessons for all of us.

  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

  • Great Presidents Past and Present

    As a master in his field, Beschloss brings us inspiring, humorous and tragic never-before-told stories of American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush as they struggle with war, peace and domestic crisis. He reveals the qualities that have made great presidents in history and shows how to find leaders who have them now in politics, business and civic life.

  • The Washington, D.C. Youre Not Hearing About

    From his talks with presidents, Supreme Court justices, diplomats and members of Congress and his quarter-century in the capital, Beschloss reveals the hidden side of important personalities and behind-the-scenes developments that may soon have a major impact on your life.

FAQs on booking Michael Beschloss

  • How to book Michael Beschloss?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Beschloss for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Beschloss, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Beschloss or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Beschloss?

    Booking fees for Michael Beschloss, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Beschloss, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Beschloss?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Beschloss for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Beschloss for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Beschloss or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Beschloss or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Beschloss is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership From the Board Room to the Oval Office, Presidential Courage, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Great Presidents Past and Present and The Washington, D.C. Youre Not Hearing About. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Beschloss for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Michael Beschloss generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Calvin Trillin, Dan Abrams, Bob Woodward and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Beschloss for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael Beschloss Speaker Videos

  • Michael Beschloss at 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Michael Beschloss discusses "Presidents of War" with David M. Rubenstein at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. More about Michael Beschloss...
    An Evening With Michael Beschloss
    On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, historian and author Michael Beschloss joined us to speak about his latest book, "Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times." The conversation was...

Michael Beschloss Speaking Topics

  • Leadership From the Board Room to the Oval Office

    Drawing on his years studying leadership at the Harvard Business School and as a presidential historian, Beschloss, customizing his presentation for each audience, picks the most brilliant successes and the most lethal mistakes made in business and politics and shows what they can teach us.

  • Presidential Courage

    What makes a great U.S. president? Michael Beschloss believes the answer is "presidential courage": the willingness to take a political risk that might end a president's career-and the wisdom to do that for reasons that later Americans will admire. In a presentation based on his book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, Beschloss describes crucial times when courageous presidents took such risks and overcame obstacles to dramatically change the future of the United States. From George Washington to Ronald Reagan, the presidents Beschloss focuses on addressed some of the most paramount, abiding issues in American history-war and peace, human rights, and the proper balance between government and business. A natural storyteller, Beschloss details the outstanding traits of these presidents, and then compares them to the current crop of presidential candidates, for in insightful glance into America's political future. He also uses what he has discovered about presidential courage to provide leadership lessons for all of us.

  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

  • Great Presidents Past and Present

    As a master in his field, Beschloss brings us inspiring, humorous and tragic never-before-told stories of American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush as they struggle with war, peace and domestic crisis. He reveals the qualities that have made great presidents in history and shows how to find leaders who have them now in politics, business and civic life.

  • The Washington, D.C. Youre Not Hearing About

    From his talks with presidents, Supreme Court justices, diplomats and members of Congress and his quarter-century in the capital, Beschloss reveals the hidden side of important personalities and behind-the-scenes developments that may soon have a major impact on your life.

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