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Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Company, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a lifetime of access to many of the greatest public figures, Galbraith creates a rich and uniquely personal history of the century - a history he helped to shape. We are invited to hear FDR on the Great Depression and World War II, Albert Speer, the Third Reich's architect and armaments minister, on the boorishness and incompetence of the Nazi leadership; John F. Kennedy, from youth to the presidency;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Name-dropping.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999
(OCoLC)607166399
Online version:
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Name-dropping.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999
(OCoLC)607898962
Named Person: John Kenneth Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0395822882 9780395822883 0618154531 9780618154531
OCLC Number: 40869758
Description: 194 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: On name-dropping --
Franklin D. Roosevelt, I: the New Deal --
Franklin D. Roosevelt, II: the war in Washington --
Eleanor Roosevelt --
Albert Speer: the essential enemy --
Harry Truman --
and after --
Too madly for Adlai --
John F. Kennedy --
The Kennedy circle, Jacqueline Kennedy --
Jawaharlal Nehru --
L.B.J. --
Bowles, Ball, Harriman and the tyranny of policy --
Sketches on the larger screen.
Responsibility: John Kenneth Galbraith.
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"Drawing on a lifetime of access to many of the greatest public figures, Galbraith creates a rich and uniquely personal history of the century - a history he helped to shape. We are invited to hear FDR on the Great Depression and World War II, Albert Speer, the Third Reich's architect and armaments minister, on the boorishness and incompetence of the Nazi leadership; John F. Kennedy, from youth to the presidency; Jacqueline Kennedy's shrewd judgments of the White House inner circle. In this clear-eyed, unsparing, and amusing look back at the world and the people he has known, Galbraith tells what these leaders did - how they looked to him then and how they look to him now - with unforgettable reminiscences and a rich infusion of engaging anecdotes."--Jacket.

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