Robert Dallek

Presidential historian

Guest

Award-winning author of presidential biographies, including Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President and Harry Truman; former professor of history at Boston University; Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California at Los Angeles

Robert Dallek on KCRW

Oratorical ability has been a defining characteristic of some presidents. For others, the inability to make a good speech has been a serious limitation.

Obama Addresses a Joint Session of Congress

Oratorical ability has been a defining characteristic of some presidents. For others, the inability to make a good speech has been a serious limitation.

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Next week's  Democratic convention  is going to be an historic event as the party nominates the first African American presidential candidate in US history.

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With  Mitt Romney  out and a fresh round of primaries coming up this weekend, the race for the White House has narrowed to three people: Republican  John McCain  and Democrats  Hillary…

The Race for President and the Politics of Change

With Mitt Romney out and a fresh round of primaries coming up this weekend, the race for the White House has narrowed to three people: Republican John McCain and Democrats Hillary…

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