Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss


Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.

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New York Times got the tax returns and reports on them now.

John F. Kennedy donated his entire Presidential salary to charity.

“In Tally of 1991 Income, President Lost to Both the I.R.S. and His Dog”—New York Times, April 16, 1992:

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Freedom Train brought Jefferson’s draft of Declaration of Independence, Washington’s copy of Constitution and other National Archives documents across US, 1947-1949—Memphis and Birmingham were removed from tour for refusing to let Black and White visitors mix on train:

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JFK donated Presidential salaries to charities including United Negro College Fund, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

James Dean shortly before he was killed at age 24 in his Porsche, 65 years ago this week:

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The defeated George H.W. Bush’s letter to Bill Clinton on the day of their peaceful transfer of power, 1993:

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Dwight Eisenhower while giving speech to veterans in 1952 and discussing those who died under his command on D-Day: #Walker 

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After Pearl Harbor 1941, FDR refused suggestions to surround the White House with light tanks because it might look as if our democracy was under siege:

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Astoundingly, after centuries, RBG will indeed be first woman to lie in state in U.S. Capitol.

In the Paris rain, May 1961, JFK and de Gaulle honor soldiers who gave their lives:

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Thank you to our four living ex-Presidents for honoring John Lewis today.

"Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality,” said President Kennedy in 1963.

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