Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.
Bill Withers (1938-2020) in “Lean on Me” (1972): Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there's always tomorrow Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on
LBJ writes Coretta Scott King after her husband’s assassination yesterday 1968:
In the Paris rain, May 1961, JFK and de Gaulle honor soldiers who gave their lives:
JFK's letter to child--"You must not worry about Santa Claus. I talked with him yesterday and he is fine."--1961: