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Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov.

Author: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this interview, Dean Rusk discusses David Halberstam's book, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. Rusk discounts the accuracy of Halberstam's reporting since he had no contact with the author. He speaks of working in the Truman administration and of Truman's relationship with Dean Acheson, Secretary of State. He discusses President Kennedy's appointment of Adlai Stevenson as United Nations Ambassador as well as his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Dean Rusk; David Halberstam; Harry S Truman; John F Kennedy; Adlai E Stevenson; McGeorge Bundy; Robert F Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk; Thomas J Schoenbaum
OCLC Number: 45949754
Notes: Interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Nov. 1985, in Athens, Ga.
Related collections in this repository: Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Dean Rusk collection; Parks Rusk collection; and Dean Rusk personal papers.
Description: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (62 min.) Transcript: 31 leaves.

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In this interview, Dean Rusk discusses David Halberstam's book, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. Rusk discounts the accuracy of Halberstam's reporting since he had no contact with the author. He speaks of working in the Truman administration and of Truman's relationship with Dean Acheson, Secretary of State. He discusses President Kennedy's appointment of Adlai Stevenson as United Nations Ambassador as well as his working and personal relationships with McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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