Exhaustive though intentionally limited view of the Kennedy administration. After victory in Los Angeles the first order of business was the selection of Johnson as his running mate preparatory to the sea-saw battle with and razor thin victory over Nixon first in the general election. Kennedy since attending Harvard and increasingly socialized with Kennedy and his wife in the 1950s. So a nation denied a conception of the past will be disabled in dealing with its present and its future. His campaign promised change and his administration excited hope throughout the country and the world. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, it's packed with detail.
Remaining half-titles are therefore of interest to collectors. I need to drag myself through a volume of Keynes some day. Schlesinger was against it, and wrote a memo to that effect, but nearly everyone else was for it. And, in general, Schlesinger is able to provide interesting and often unique insight into nearly everything he witnessed first-hand. The dust jacket is missing. Wounded feelings were not deemed a persuasive reason for cancelling constitutional protection.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The hundreds of photographs and documents included here have been gleaned from such sources as the John F. What the west would call corruption is regarded through much of Africa as no more than the prerogative of power. It is not a usual reading, it takes time. Schlesinger's papers will be available at the. I was struck by the ways that civility and circumstance was so very different then.
Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content. Very slight edge wear on the dust jacket. He later said that he hid radical views in order to hold the anti-Batista coalition together, and this was probably true. Finally, Schlesinger is clearly an unabashed fan of his subject; he shows a nearly unbridled enthusiasm for Kennedy. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
He had five children, four from his first marriage to author and artist and a son and stepson from his second marriage, to Alexandra Emmet, also an artist. This book gives a fascinating insight into the Kennedy White House from Kennedy's historian, who happened to be present at most all important events within the administration. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. In this book the author looks at the first three years of President John F. It's also spin and it's written in a very formal style.
We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. For example, he does not delve deeply into the Civil Rights crises that Kennedy had to contend with, and even when he does write about them, it is not until very late in the book. The son of the influential historian and a specialist in , much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century.
First and foremost he cooled the Cold War. Kennedy's presidency of the United States. After President announced he would not run for a second full term in the , Schlesinger became the primary speechwriter for and an ardent supporter of of. About this Item: Houghton Mifflin Company. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
. And the extraordinary level of detail Schlesinger sometimes provides usually fails to translate into a lucid understanding of events. This helps close the distance that has inevitably increased between Kennedy the man and Kennedy the martyr. It is long with the author devoting about a page per day but, once you start, stick with it to the end. In the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns, he was a primary speechwriter and adviser to the Democratic presidential nominee,.