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Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC PRESIDENTS OF WAR:

Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.

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“This Time, Vote Like Your Whole World Depended on It”—Nixon 1968: https://t.co/evNUnc6eypNew York Times, June 1, 2020: https://t.co/Ryxm9V75dgBuilding of tunnel under White House to Presidential bunker during Truman renovation, 1949-1952: #HSTL https://t.co/HBtHWJjTO7Lafayette Park and St. John’s Church, Washington DC, photographed 1913, with Henry Adams and John Hay houses (now s… https://t.co/QVfnhv6U2eFDR with Eleanor and mother Sara at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, across from White House: https://t.co/mLN9Yih6FF
6/1
2020
Reposting: https://t.co/5SFVwkC5vd“Nixon Sharpens Drive on ‘Thugs’” just before 1970 midterm elections: https://t.co/rUaChrbblQVideo: Richard Nixon on “law and order” in acceptance speech, Republican convention, August 1968 (1 min.): https://t.co/9KWPLtDcKrReposting: https://t.co/txnrZjYFOZRobert Kennedy in Watts, Los Angeles, before California primary, this week 1968: #Eppridge https://t.co/1KG7QeabZyD.C. Transit buses were parked bumper to bumper in circle around White House and Lafayette Park to protect Presiden… https://t.co/4xYWrxvSPR“Polls are phony,” “rigged,” with “fake results”—George Wallace, Albany, NY, October 9, 1968: https://t.co/SfArDImDbvGeorge Wallace “scuffle” with protesters in Minneapolis, July 3, 1968: https://t.co/ATdjHYomiOTake a look at this 4-minute trailer for the important “George Wallace: Setting the Woods on Fire” (PBS, “American… https://t.co/AQ6PcwsZ2g“Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956): https://t.co/nQJ8yeMibrFilming of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 1967: https://t.co/FPlYmdrLAA“2001: A Space Odyssey” was showing in theaters across the country, today 1968: https://t.co/UTjJ2BFZNnRobert Kennedy campaigns on cable car, San Francisco, with John Glenn, 4 days before California primary, today 1968… https://t.co/Y42TeBMzFwPresidential candidate Richard Nixon arrives in Atlanta, today 1968 #AP https://t.co/bQruLMEhZW
5/31
2020
LBJ had Apollo 8 astronauts to White House 12 days before Dec. 21 flight—he was later hospitalized—some aides feare… https://t.co/ezFdEW8w7oVideo: OK, Tom Lehrer sings “Wernher von Braun,” which ends, “'I’m learning Chinese,’ says Wernher von Braun” (2 m… https://t.co/Nzw9hvfrRVA month before leaving the Presidency, LBJ views Apollo 8 liftoff from Cape Kennedy (now Canaveral again) while in… https://t.co/tVAmCYCPuyNow 97, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947: https://t.co/j1lVCErmWqWright Brothers, 1903: https://t.co/CpLkiUNoCkPan Am offered “reservations” in 1968-1971 for first commercial flights to moon: https://t.co/KHofH7jYM5Nixon and aides consider alternative names for future Space Shuttle, 1972: https://t.co/RCKUeMSYHzAt Cape Canaveral, JFK briefed by Wernher von Braun on NASA's new Saturn rocket, 6 days before his assassination, 1… https://t.co/Xcd5SB88yaRichard Nixon said he decided to resign in July 1974 after Governor George Wallace refused his private request to p… https://t.co/eMZAJce43WVP George Bush hosts state governors at Maine home, 1983, including Bill Clinton and George Wallace:… https://t.co/2DKkUSJVRNRobert Todd Lincoln (with Taft and Harding at Lincoln Memorial dedication today 1922) had been present at shooting… https://t.co/0FqwUUfRMJWhen Nikita Khrushchev made first visit to US in September 1959, President Eisenhower had him brought to Lincoln Me… https://t.co/gjB1gvsuVq78-year-old Robert Todd Lincoln at dedication of Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, today 1922: https://t.co/kBCC5nU8rCLincoln 160 years ago this month: https://t.co/2EMwy2TrPxLBJ with staff, monitoring national reaction to assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1968, Oval Offi… https://t.co/TBLFTEMzsxLBJ deals with crisis in Detroit, 1967: #LBJL https://t.co/szPxJDo7HVProtesters against Presidential candidate George Wallace, October 1968, Cincinnati: https://t.co/rjigPc5nUnTime Magazine a month before the 1968 Presidential election: https://t.co/Avx7mLbnSOVideo: George Wallace for President commercial (1 min.): https://t.co/ezMhygjtFGDuring Presidential campaign, George Wallace denounces “guidelines” and “breakdown of law and order,” July 1968:… https://t.co/tj3CjjqPU6
5/30
2020
Nixon-Agnew campaign button, 1968: https://t.co/MUze9fjnylFinal words on cards for JFK's undelivered speech, planned for Austin dinner, November 22, 1963: https://t.co/zOxBKCjmfnVideo: Nixon’s law and order commercial, 1968 (1 min.): https://t.co/MwC4wdvLXuVideo: Ray Charles in concert, “Abraham, Martin and John”: https://t.co/JsDb87nUq5JFK (born today 1917) in posthumous portrait by Jamie Wyeth, 1967: https://t.co/1sB74X939pJFK was born 103 years ago today: https://t.co/YnbuzJb2hM
5/29
2020
In England, US combat engineers preparing for D-Day dine over crates of ammunition, this month 1944:… https://t.co/wFZ8p0LKM5Before their actual Apollo 11 flight, Aldrin and Armstrong rehearse taking moon samples in mockup scene inside Mann… https://t.co/y7nsxqiLsaCars moving across new Golden Gate Bridge after FDR sent OK from White House today 1937: https://t.co/bjwln92LDJWorld War II US Army Rangers, Weymouth, England, on way to fight on D-Day 1944: #NARA https://t.co/9QTKNLQXjLA month before actual Apollo 11 flight, Aldrin and Armstrong rehearse for their moon walk, Manned Spacecraft Center… https://t.co/h4qDOHy6FlRejected design for US Capitol, 1792: #LOC https://t.co/2p1zRFwaPc
5/28
2020
John Glenn with Robert Kennedy and children, Disneyland, two days before California primary, June 1968: https://t.co/mF9RjL5VLwMore NASA desert training--astronauts Borman, Armstrong, Young, Slayton, near Reno, 1964: https://t.co/QUBYuJQrDSMercury astronauts in training near Reno, Nevada, July 1960, to survive in desert, especially North Africa or Austr… https://t.co/RvDPmKX3GGOuttake of Neil Armstrong and other Gemini astronauts during photograph session, 1963: https://t.co/ImPdzHKexlVideo: Just after watching Apollo 11 launch at Cape Canaveral, July 1969, LBJ talks to Walter Cronkite: (1 min.… https://t.co/HyDznymYEtApollo 11 U.S. Customs form after first moon landing by astronauts, 1969: https://t.co/R6ov8s7O2REx-President Truman, who in 1949 established Cape Canaveral space flight facility, admires NASA rockets, 1961:… https://t.co/sWLVQPoLW7Johnsons and Agnews watch launch of Apollo 11 to moon, July 1969: #NASA https://t.co/mMUrtWdla4JFK looks at mock-up (1962 version) of future Apollo lunar landing module, Houston: #JFKL https://t.co/xTLpfEDmXfJFK and LBJ briefed at Cape Canaveral, September 1962: #NASA https://t.co/6f5L1FFpJSWernher von Braun explains future Saturn rocket to President Eisenhower at George C. Marshall Space Flight Center,… https://t.co/VVCyTk3UDmCape Canaveral blockhouse, 1957: #Getty https://t.co/abovh15TwLCape Canaveral at dawn of space exploration, July 1950: https://t.co/kL0TREcHhFVP Nixon on US Capitol steps with Mercury 7, tomorrow 1959, inscribed to John Glenn: https://t.co/yhgrJycA9pJacqueline Kennedy draft reply to invitation to christen aircraft carrier John F Kennedy, 1967: “That type of thin… https://t.co/hb0jnBCg92Aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy was christened today 1967: #Getty https://t.co/UO3QJkEmoAChicago World’s Fair—“A Century of Progress”—opened today 1933: https://t.co/hpxsihrrdCLincoln, today 1857: https://t.co/o3qY5lxNgh
5/27
2020
Americans ready to fight on D-Day 1944. Sgt. Sandy Martin [top left] died on Omaha Beach and is buried there:… https://t.co/jouPybDKlOJFK in commencement speech at American University, next month 1963: "For, in the final analysis, our most basic com… https://t.co/PN6pmDQ0MyHerbert Hoover for President campaign at cutting edge of new technology,, 1928: #NARA https://t.co/4GjG5S9uXQAfter 19 years, Ford stops producing Model T today 1927: https://t.co/ojyad8saM8Union Army veteran tells stories of Civil War 70 years later, in 1935: #Klein https://t.co/Ya5lMTwZ2E
5/26
2020
Ticket for Ali vs. Liston, 55 years ago tonight: https://t.co/2cx2AriymwMuhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston 55 years ago tonight, Lewiston, Maine: #Leifer https://t.co/llhP2eM6LXAlbert Woolson (1847-1956) of Minnesota was called last surviving Civil War Union soldier: #NARA https://t.co/YmfqADrWNmConstitutional Convention opened, Philadelphia, today 1787: https://t.co/5mqIiJ59ixJFK to Congress, today 1961: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this de… https://t.co/CN0RC3dKSkBattle of Fort McHenry, September 1814: https://t.co/roHfKnbn4Q“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow” — Lincoln in Second Inaugural Address, 1865 https://t.co/9rcAjZkZjxJFK on Memorial Day 1963 at Arlington National Cemetery: #JFKL https://t.co/0Dq7jTbfcxArlington National Cemetery began with Union burials on General Robert E. Lee’s old estate, 1864:… https://t.co/qOXYs6rzmzVideo: Watch what emotional Dwight Eisenhower says to Walter Cronkite of CBS News when he returns to cemetery in F… https://t.co/5o2fcZSNcU
Retweeted by Michael BeschlossEisenhower at US cemetery, Normandy, France, while filming “D-Day Plus 20 Years” with Walter Cronkite, 1963:… https://t.co/SLBD8CnFTQJFK at Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 1963: #JFKL https://t.co/HETMsI28YGHarry Truman speaks at Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 1948: #HSTL https://t.co/aZSoJBdSEB
5/25
2020
Yo-Yo Ma performs for Kennedys, Eisenhower, LBJ and others at benefit for what is now Kennedy Center for the Perfor… https://t.co/9WC4lwVPnMYo-Yo Ma is playing Bach live now—here is the link: https://t.co/11Ro5via8FGeorge Wallace campaigns at Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, September 1968: #SJR https://t.co/LtiVNNQ4EORejected design for Lincoln Memorial, Meridian Hill, Washington DC, looking south toward Washington Monument, by Jo… https://t.co/qaexjdBnsgOn Decoration (Memorial) Day, this week 1922, Chief Justice William Howard Taft, President Warren Harding and Rober… https://t.co/nBTV8O0jnPAstronaut Scott Carpenter's father sent him this letter before his launch as 2nd American in orbital flight, today… https://t.co/48oMpILoQz
5/24
2020
In June 1969, Life Magazine published photographs of the 242 American troops killed during a week of the Vietnam Wa… https://t.co/L08TgrU8ly
Retweeted by Michael BeschlossTomorrow’s Sunday New York Times: https://t.co/D0SP6XdmqBPrivate Babe Ruth of New York National Guard salutes General Pershing, this week 1924: https://t.co/hDoWqWf3kFCaptain George Fishley, one of longest surviving American veterans of Revolutionary War, photographed shortly befor… https://t.co/hC66f0QlO6Battle of Gettysburg survivors drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day 1938:… https://t.co/GPoZR0XvvuVideo: Mishaps during making of Hertz “driver’s seat” commercial in Jack Lemmon’s “Good Neighbor Sam” (1964) (2 mi… https://t.co/LXYtkFjVorThank you, Room Rater, and thank you for what you are doing for the Navajo Nation. https://t.co/YPOnoe7LDR
5/23
2020

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