A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

Black Dog & Leventhal, 1. jan. 2005 - 370 sider
Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration. Handpicked by Kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, historian and Harvard professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history.

The hundreds of photographs and documents included here have been gleaned from such sources as the John F. Kennedy Library, the Library of Congress, the Associated Press, Life magazine, and more. The photos capture private meetings with the president, the Bay of Pigs, the Civil Rights movement, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as official White House memoranda, public speeches, social occasions, and private moments with the Kennedy family. These powerful images add a new dimension to the award-winning text and introduce a new generation to some of the most important and visually iconic moments in our recent past.

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LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - mdobe - LibraryThing

Arthur M. Schlessinger, Jr.'s book on the Kennedy Presidency is of interest to the historian of foreign policy and diplomacy if for no other reason than the fact that he was close enough to the ... Les hele vurderingen

A must have.

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As Time magazine said when this book came out This is the best Kennedy book. Drop the mic. Jacqueline Kennedys Historic Conversations that was released a few years ago is her & Arthur Schlesingers ... Les hele vurderingen

Om forfatteren (2005)

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

David Sobel was editorial director of Times Books, wherehe worked closely with Arthur Schlesinger on the AmericanPresidents series of biographies. He lives in Montclair,New Jersey.

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