Michael Beschloss is one of the most acclaimed writers
on the American presidency, the author of multiple bestsellers
including The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the
Destruction of Hitler's Germany,
1941-1945, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and
How they Changed America, 1789-1989,
and Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on
Life with John F. Kennedy.
A frequent commentator
on the PBS NewsHour and the NBC News Presidential Historian,
Beschloss joined us in the studio to talk about his new book
Presidents of War: The Epic Story from 1807 to Modern
— and what his look at the most fraught aspect of
presidential power can teach us today.