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Named "the nation's leading presidential historian" by Newsweek, Michael Beschloss is known for making political leaders come alive with his riveting reportage. With books like The Conquerors and Presidential Courage, he has cemented his reputation as a leading authority on Oval Office leadership. In our interview, Beschloss explains, "The idea is that presidential courage is a time when a president jeopardizes his popularity, or his presidency, or maybe even his life for something that changes American history for the better."