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Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Name-dropping.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999
(DLC) 99020070
(OCoLC)40869758
Named Person: John Kenneth Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
OCLC Number: 607898962
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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