Award-winning author and political analyst to speak

Award-winning author and renowned historian Michael Beschloss will speak on campus at the inaugural Paul F. Boller Jr. Symposium on the American Presidency Tuesday evening.

Beschloss has worked as a political analyst for CNN and has a reputation of appealing to a wide audience, according to a university press release.

He has written eight books including “The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945,”a New York Times best seller. His most recent book is titled, “Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989.”

In September 2005, Beschloss was awarded an Emmy for starting the Discovery Channel series “Decisions that Shook the World.” Beschloss often appears on “Meet the Press,” “Today,” “NBC Nightly News and the “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” according to a university press release.

The symposium is named after former TCU history professor emeritus Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. who wrote books on the American presidency. Journalists from around the country contact Boller for his thoughts when covering the presidency, the press release said.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom. Admission is free with a TCU student ID.

The event is sponsored by the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, according to the press release.

For more information go to or call 817-257-7288.

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom

Cost: Free with student ID, $10 for non-students

Call the Donor Relations office at (817) 257-7806 for ticket information.