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Camelot's court : inside the Kennedy White House

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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Presidential historian Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration-- including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam-- were indelible. He delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 9780062278555 006227855X
OCLC Number: 859150335
Description: xvi, 735 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: John F. Kennedy: prelude to a presidency --
Robert F. Kennedy: adviser-in-chief --
"A ministry of talent" --
"Never rely on the experts --
"Roughest thing in my life" --
Advice and dissent --
"The greatest adventure of our century" --
If we listen to them, none of us will be alive --
"Mankind must put an end to war" --
"The two of you did visit the same country, didn't you?" --
Epilogue: "What he is slated to become depends on us."
Responsibility: Robert Dallek.

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Presidential historian Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration-- including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam-- were indelible. He delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.

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