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FORT WORTH - Presidents of War
Michael Beschloss - NBC News Presidential Historian and Author

Friday, October 26, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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11:30 AM Lunch, Program & Book Signing
Ridglea Country Club

How does the most influential leader in the free world make the gut-wrenching decision to launch the nation into armed conflict? How does the President rationalize sending what may be hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths? 

Acclaimed Presidential historian and New York Times bestselling author Michael Beschloss offers an unprecedented look into the political, physical and emotional toll that comes with wearing a wartime mantle in Presidents of War

Dedicating a decade to the book’s research and writing, Beschloss not only interviewed surviving participants but combed through original letters, diaries and once-classified national security documents. The stunning result illuminates gripping tales of power, courage, defiance, and hypocrisy—all with an unerring eye for human detail.  

From James Madison and the War of 1812 to our most recent conflicts, Beschloss—a regular contributor to NBC News, PBS NewsHour, and The New York Times—reveals the sobering expansion in presidential war powers and an alarming erosion of constitutional restraints instituted by the Founding Fathers. With contemporary leaders now empowered to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race, Presidents of War considers just how much the office has evolved. 

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Location: Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave,
Ft Worth, TX 76116
Fees: $45 Members; $65 Non-Members
$500 Member Table; $ 700 Non-Member Table
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