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

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary ... Show synopsis

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SPEEDREADERPAPERCUTS

IN THE VANGUARD OF POLITICAL BIOS

by SPEEDREADERPAPERCUTS on Oct 3, 2009

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 ... More

Ron Townsend

Why John F. Kennedy was great

by Ron Townsend on Jul 30, 2008

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 ... More

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