Talmage Joins “Good Day” (KDFW Fox 4) to Discuss Donald Trump Inauguration and Transition

Talmage Discusses Trump Transition

Talmage Discusses Trump Transition

While America waits for Friday’s inauguration, Fox 4 Anchor Tim Ryan discusses President-Elect Trump’s upcoming transition with Talmage Boston, author of Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents. 

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Speaking Engagements – Meet Talmage Boston

Talmage Boston speaks frequently at professional associations, conventions and retreats throughout the country.  His audiences leave the room recharged about their careers and inspired to reach new levels of achievement.

A Texas Monthly Super Lawyer every year since 2003, and a Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, Talmage is the author of Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents (forward by Ken Burns, Bright Sky Press, 2016), and Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (TexasBarBooks 2012).  Talmage has been a featured speaker on C-SPAN, at the National Archives, and to World Affairs Councils all over the country.

For speaking engagements or other inquiries, please contact Talmage at 214.745.5462 or tboston@winstead.com

Speech Topics:

  • ƒƒTen Commandments of Great Leadership—Based on the Performance of Our Top Presidents
  • ƒƒWhy Atticus Finch Is Still Our Role Model—Even After Go Set a Watchman
  • ƒƒWhat Leaders Can Learn About Communication and Professionalism from Abraham Lincoln
  • ƒƒWhat Leaders Can Learn About Professionalism from Atticus Finch
  • ƒƒWhat Leaders Can Learn About Negotiation and Counseling from the Career of James A. Baker, III

 

World Affairs Council of America, 2016 National Conference Panel on Presidential Leadership and U.S. Foreign Policy

2016 National Conference Presidential Leadership

2016 National Conference Presidential Leadership

Talmage Boston moderated a panel discussion at the 2016 National Conference on Presidential Leadership and U.S. Foreign Policy.  The guest panelists included Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor, National Journal;  and Evan Thomas, Journalist, Historian, and Author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL PANEL DISCUSSION

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH EVAN THOMAS’ COMMENTS ON TALMAGE’S BOOK

Cross-Examining History by Talmage Boston Featured in 5 Most Popular Posts by Washington Independent Review of Books

Washington Independent Book Review

Washington Independent Book Review

“Having the hefty design and subject matter of a college textbook, but the structure of a month’s worth of ‘Charlie Rose’ transcripts, Cross-Examining History features interviews about the presidency with notable authors, scholars, and political figures including David McCullough, Douglas Brinkley, and James Baker, respectively.” READ MORE

 

Litigator Expands Interrogations Into Book on Presidential History (ABA Journal)

Cross-Examining History

Cross-Examining History

What do you get when you mix a seasoned litigator, a presidential history buff and a passionate writer?

No, not a bad lawyer joke but the perfect combination of skills needed for author Talmage Boston to pull off his new book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents. In the 500-page compendium, Boston puts presidential history on the witness stand, offering readers the chance to learn more about America’s commanders in chief.  READ MORE

This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of the ABA Journal with this headline: “What’s on the Shelf: Litigator expands interrogations into presidential history.”

Trump’s The Andrew Jackson of Our Time, Says Historian-Partner (Texas Lawyer)

Andrew Jackson - 7th U.S. President

Andrew Jackson – 7th U.S. President

Dallas lawyer Talmage Boston’s first brush with presidential history came from his mom’s gift on his seventh birthday: trading cards with photos of presidents and facts about their time in office.

The Winstead shareholder took a much deeper dive into the world of presidential historians in more recent years with a series of more than 30 public interviews with history authors and former government insiders.  He’s included those interviews in the book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents, which came out in September.

Boston, a civil litigator for almost 40 years, spoke with Texas Lawyer and about his perspective on Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency, seen through a historical lens.  Here are his answers, edited for brevity and clarity.  READ FULL ARTICLE

(Written by Angela Morris, Texas Lawyer)

Washington Independent Review of Book: A Jurist’s Probing Questions About America’s Commanders-in-Chief

Washington Independent Book Review

Washington Independent Book Review

When future historians look back at this 2016 election season, what will stand out is the vociferously binary nature of the political discourse about — and between—the presidential candidates.

One can hope that come, say, 2060, those historians will see what lessons we contemporary Americans came to learn. Unfortunately, of course, we are in doubt of it today, given cable news as entertainment and a 24-hour broadcast cycle accelerated by the rise of social media with its conversational echo chambers geared more toward commercial exploitation than cogent information.

Meanwhile, we are left to aspire to better ideas and brighter discussions about presidential politics and those who have held the world’s most powerful office. Attorney-author Talmage Boston’s latest book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts about Our Presidents, gives us such, along with bits of intellectual balm via historical lessons that are applied through conversational anecdotes.  READ MORE

(Book review written by: Washington-based freelance writer/editor, J.J. McCoy, former staff writer for the Washington Post for more than a decade.)

What Can Past Presidential History Teach Us About Today? (ABA Journal’s Podcast)

Cross-Examining History

Cross-Examining History

In honor of the 2016 election, Talmage Boston joined the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles for this episode of “The Modern Law Library.: He talked about this labor of love; the importance of considering historical context when judging a president’s actions; and what past history may tell us about the future of the Trump administration.

About the current political climate, Boston said that“we are more barraged with information from pundits and from both sides than we’ve ever been before, and it is consuming people’s mindsets unlike any time in our history.”

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Which Presidents Earned the Seal of Approval? (Dallas News)

Dallas News Staff Artist, Michael Hogue

Dallas News, Michael Hogue

Every newly inaugurated president in our past has brought into office the public’s expectations of anticipated performance.  His supporters have foreseen only great things happening under his leadership, while detractors have predicted that the country will surely suffer through rapid decline during his administration.  Such expectations are necessarily tied to the accuracy of what each voter sees in his or her own crystal ball (READ MORE).

(Published by Dallas News, Commentary)

Talmage Boston is the author of the book Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents. 

 

 

WATCH: Talmage Boston, “American History TV,” C-SPAN3

Talmage Boston talks about his book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from Experts About Our Presidents, on American History TV, C-SPAN3.  He explains the “Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership” and provides examples of presidents who excelled at each one.   Originally aired Sunday, October 30, 2016.

 

 

How Nasty Were Politics in the Past? History Goes on Witness Stand – DMN Featuring Talmage’s Newest Book

Politics History

How Nasty Were Politics in the Past?

Talmage Boston is ready for the next chapter of the U.S. presidency—one way or the other.

The 63-year-old Dallas attorney, historian and author is already crafting his post-election questions for Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, who will be speaking in Dallas the week after we’ve chosen our next commander in chief.  Woodward, best-known for uncovering the Watergate scandal, is coming to town for back-to-back events exactly one week after the votes are counted. Boston will interview the author of 18 best-selling books on American politics—including a dozen that made it to the top spot—about what happens next.

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