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President's Council Fall Dinner 2007: Michael Beschloss


September 17, 2007

Presidential Courage

"Presidential Courage" was the theme for The President's Council Fall Dinner, which featured special guest speaker Michael Beschloss (pictured), the NBC News Presidential Historian and author of nine books on the American presidency. Council members and guests were inspired by Beschloss's colorful accounts of crucial moments in history when courageous Presidents dramatically changed the future of the United States, and his focus on the human element and common struggles we all face provided insightful lessons in leadership. The more than 100 dinner guests also were treated to a special display of rare treasures from the Library on American Presidents, ranging from the manuscript of George Washington's farewell address, dated 1796, to a letter from Ronald Reagan to the publisher of The New York Times in 1962. The event began with the program in the Trustees Room, followed by dinner in the McGraw Rotunda.