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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 1087 pages
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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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User Review  - Harry Tomos - Goodreads

very good book,inside stuff from his reign of course ending sadly but it gave you insight to the man and his dreams for America Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

This rather lengthy read has a lot to chew on, and it's mostly good, entertaining and revealing information. Some of the chapters went into a lot more detail than I cared to read in 2015 about ... Read full review

Contents

JANUARY 1961
1
THE ROAD TO THE NOMINATION
6
TRIUMPH IN LOS ANGELES
33
CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY
62
KENNEDY ON THE EVE
77
GATHERING OF THE FORCES
118
PRELUDE TO THE NEW FRONTIER
146
LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY
165
TANGLE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
532
AFRICA THE NEW ADVENTURE
551
THE WORLD OF DIVERSITY
585
THE COUNTRY MOVING AGAIN
620
THE NATIONAL AGENDA
644
IN THE WHITE HOUSE
664
DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
692
THE BULLY PULPIT
714

THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS
186
THE HOUR OF EUPHORIA
206
THE BAY OF PIGS
233
ORDEAL BY FIRE
267
NEW DEPARTURES
298
LEGACY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
320
ENCOUNTER IN EUROPE
343
TRIAL IN BERLIN
379
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DIPLOMACY
406
PERIL IN THE SKIES
448
NO TRUCE TO TERROR
478
NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE THIRD WORLD
506
THE POLITICS OF MODERNITY
739
BATTLE FOR THE HEMISPHERE
759
AGAIN CUBA
794
THE GREAT TURNING
820
THE NOT SO GRAND DESIGN
842
TWO EUROPES DE GAULLE AND KENNEDY
867
THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
889
THE TRAVAIL OF EQUAL RIGHTS
924
THE NEGRO REVOLUTION
950
AUTUMN 1963
978
INDEX
1033
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ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

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