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May 23, 2014

Award-winning Historian Speaks at Naturalization Ceremony June 16

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Award-winning historian Michael Beschloss will address the newest group of American citizens participating in the Naturalization Ceremony in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City on Monday, June 16. Earlier in the day, Beschloss will address a luncheon and sign his books at the Williamsburg Lodge. The topic of his luncheon presentation is “American Citizenship and American History.”

Beschloss is a best-selling author and a regular commentator on both NBC and PBS. He co-authored with Caroline Kennedy in 2011 “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.” He is currently working on a history of American presidents in wartime from James Madison to George W. Bush, to be published in 2016. Newsweek has called him “the nation's leading presidential historian.” He serves as the NBC News presidential historian and is also a contributor to the PBS NewsHour. He recently became contributing columnist on history for the New York Times. He won a 2005 Emmy for his role in creating the Discovery Channel series, “Decisions that Shook the World,” of which he was the host. His nine books include “Presidential Courage,” “The Conquerors,” “Taking Charge and Reaching for Glory,” “Kennedy and Roosevelt,” “Mayday” and “The Crisis Years.”

Beschloss has served as historian on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution, a senior associate member at Oxford University in England and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is a trustee of the White House Historical Association and the National Archives Foundation.

Beschloss will sign copies of his books at 11 a.m. before his luncheon presentation at noon. Tickets for the luncheon and address are $55. Seating is limited and advance reservations are encouraged and are available at (855) 296-6627.

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley