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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary ...Show synopsisAs special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration. Schlesinger's close relationship with JFK, as a politician and as a friend, has resulted in this authoritative yet intimate account in which the president "walks through the pages, from first to last, alert, alive, amused and amusing" (John Kenneth Galbraith). A THOUSAND DAYS is "at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance" (New York Times).Hide synopsis
Description:Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover...Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books-Hot deals from the land of the sun.
FEW PRESIDENTIAL BIOGRAPHERS HAVE BEEN AS
INSIDE AN ADMINISTRATION AS IS SCHLESINGER.
HEREIN LIES HIS BRILLIANCE. NOT MERE
HAGIOGRAPHY, NOR SACCHARIN-SWEET, SYRUPY
SERVILITY; THIS IS A FINELY CRAFTED, SUBLIMELY
COMPOSED HISTORY OF KENNEDY'S PRESIDENCY.
IT IS ...
This is the only book I have read on JFK. I also read Profiles in Courage. A thousand days is about his foreign policy. Written by a friend of the President, it is a detailed
analysis of Kennedy's strong will and willingness to say when he was wrong (the
invasion of Cuba). He had the charisma of FDR ...
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