About the Program
Richard Reeves, presents a history of the Berlin Airlift that began on June 24, 1948, focusing on the exploits of American airmen called back into service by President Truman three years after their duty in World War II. Mr. Reeves recounts the Soviet Union's tactical decisions to block supplies from reaching West Berlin and President Truman's insistence on keeping American troops in the city. Richard Reeves discusses his book at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Richard Reeves is the author of numerous books, including biographies of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. He is a syndicated columnist and senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. For more information, visit richardreeves.com.
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