FROM THE COLLEGE
Michael Beschloss, presidential historian and best-selling author, will discuss his book Presidential Courage at Northampton Community College (NCC) on Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Main Campus.
Beschloss is an award-winning historian and the best-selling author of nine books. Newsweek has called him “the nation’s leading presidential historian.” He serves as NBC presidential historian and appears regularly on Meet the Press, Today and all NBC network programs.
His bestselling book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789- 1989 will be the basis of his lecture. The book won high praise from readers, including the Kirkus Reviews, who called it “engrossing…marvelous…and judicious, written with subtlety, verve and an almost novelistic appreciation for the complexities of human nature and presidential politics.”
The Beschloss talk is a part of NCC’s humanities theme for 2012-13, The American Presidency, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH grant is among the largest the organization has ever made to a community college. It earned NCC a “We the People” designation, placing it among a selective group of projects associated with an NEH initiative aimed at strengthening the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture. The lecture is made possible through the NEH grant, matched by generous donors and community partners.
Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by going to www.northampton.edu/NEH or calling 610-861-5519.