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North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series, 2019: Presidents of War

  • A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 East South Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

This is a ticketed event at A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh. Search “Beschloss” at Ticketmaster.com for availability; call 800-745-3000; or visit the Duke Energy Center box office on South Street.

General Admission: $45 (Balcony); $60 (Orchestra/Floor); $85 (Box Seats), plus taxes and fees. For more information, call 919-814-6986 or access NCMOH-tickets.com.

North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series: Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian and Best-Selling Author Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., at A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Drawing upon his latest work, Presidents of War, Beschloss uses gripping tales and brilliant analysis to reveal the leadership secrets of presidents at war. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see presidents struggling with Congress, courts, the press, and their own advisors, as well as anti-war protesters; we see them seeking comfort from their spouses, families, and friends; we see them dropping to their knees in prayer. Ultimately, we come to understand how these presidents were able to withstand the physical and emotional pressures of war—or how they were broken. Beschloss is known for providing informed historical analysis on NBC news programs and PBS NewsHour.

Presented by the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News & Observer with additional support from the Sloan Family Foundation, the Goodnight Educational Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Sherrill and Highwoods Properties, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Museum of History.