Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.
Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable at “The Misfits” cast party, today 1960, a month before Gable’s death:
Barbara and George H.W. Bush present Chairman of Joint Chiefs Colin Powell with Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1991: #Getty
Live from Oval Office, Cuban Missile Crisis revealed tonight 1962:
In America, our Presidents have generally avoided strongman balcony scenes — that’s for other countries with authoritarian systems.