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Historian Michael Beschloss is the author of seven best sellers covering multiple aspects of American presidential history. His most recent book is "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989" (Simon & Schuster, 2007). As NBC News presidential historian, he appears on many television programs, including "Today, NBC Nightly News," and "Meet the Press." He is also a regular news analyst on PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Beschloss has held appointments in history at the Harvard Russian Research Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and St. Anthony's College in Oxford. He lives in Washington, D.C.