Houston, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2016. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 10.25 inches. 500 pages. Foreword by Ken Burns. Illustrations. Index of Topics Covered. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. Since 2010, in addition to the groups identified in Cross-Examining History, Talmage has interviewed and moderated programs for the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the Great Washington Writers Series, and the SMU Center for Presidential History. After conducting 31 “cross-examination”-style public interviews of presidential historians and White House insiders, attorney Talmage Boston believes he has identified 10 key traits of successful presidents. Boston shares those traits in the book Cross-Examining History. Talmage Boston seeks to find out what it was that made our major presidents tick and what caused their historic lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews presidential insiders including Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, Emmy Award winners, New York Times best-selling and "Notable Book" authors, scholars of the highest order, and a few newcomers well on their way to gaining national public recognition, all in hopes to provide insights about America's past that can help us better understand our present situation and provide a more informed expectation about our future. The book is a who's who of literary and political luminaries, including David McCullough, Jon Meacham and Henry Kissinger. The results expand our awareness far beyond book learning and increase our knowledge of the most important aspects in our presidents' lives. Douglas Brinkley addresses Theodore Roosevelt. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Brinkley, David McCullough, H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson, Harold Holzer, Abraham Lincoln, Scott Berg, Woodrow Wilson, Taylor Branch, Lyndon Johnson, Evan Thomas, Richard Nixon, Jon Meacham, George H. W. Bush, David Maranis