Hear presidential historian Michael Beschloss and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on this edition of Fresh Air.
Michael Beschloss' new book is Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. He takes a look at the crucial moments when a President risked his political career for the good of the country, often by taking an unpopular or controversial stand. Beschloss is the author of a number of books including The Conquerers: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany.
Then, Kevin Whitehead reviews Lafayette Gilchrist 3, featuring jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist's trio. [Broadcast Date: May 8, 2007]