Thousand Days John F. Kennedy in the White House

ISBN-10: 0618219277

ISBN-13: 9780618219278

Edition: 2001

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As 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).
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1120
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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.

Foreword to the 2002 Edition
Foreword
Prologue: January 1961
The Road to the Nomination
Triumph in Los Angeles
Campaign for the Presidency
Kennedy on the Eve
Gathering of the Forces
Prelude to the New Frontier
Latin American Journey
The Alliance for Progress
The Hour of Euphoria
The Bay of Pigs
Ordeal by Fire
New Departures
Legacy in Southeast Asia
Encounter in Europe
Trial in Berlin
The Reconstruction of Diplomacy
Peril in the Skies
No Truce in Terror
New Directions in the Third World
Tangle in Southeast Asia
Africa: The New Adventure
The World of Diversity
The Country Moving Again
The National Agenda
In the White House
Down Pennsylvania Avenue
The Bully Pulpit
The Politics of Modernity
Battle for the Hemisphere
Again Cuba
The Great Turning
The Not So Grand Design
Two Europes: De Gaulle and Kennedy
The Pursuit of Peace
The Travail of Equal Rights
The Negro Revolution
Autumn 1963
Index
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