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ISBN:
0517433257
ISBN13:
978-0517433256
Author:
Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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Random House Value Publishing; 1St Edition edition (December 12, 1988)
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1087 pages
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1494 kb
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Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (/ˈʃlɛsɪndʒər/; born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (/ˈʃlɛsɪndʒər/; born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. The son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. and a specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy

50 quotes from Arthur M. Schlesinger J. 'Self-righteousness in retrospect is easy-also cheap,', 'If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees.

50 quotes from Arthur M. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, J. 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. first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History.

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now .

As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy.

Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, one of America's most eminent and controversial . This early enchantment set the tone for A Thousand Days, Schlesinger's highly-coloured history of the administration.

Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, one of America's most eminent and controversial historians, has died after a heart attack, aged 8. In 1940, after completing a book-length thesis on the 19th century religious activist, Orestes Brownson, and another substantial study of the Boston historian Richard Hildreth, Schlesinger was appointed to a three-year fellowship at Harvard at the extraordinarily early age of 23. The citation said he had been chosen for showing "the promise of a notable contribution to knowledge and thought".

An account of John F. Kennedy's campaign, election, and days as President
Reviews:
  • Cashoutmaster
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this sad but eloquent account of my hero! I,m an old Marine Officer who survived 22 months in Viet Nam and proudly have an original portrait of Kennedy in my living room for which I traded my 50 caliber pistol!
David Lewis
  • Beardana
You get to feel like you are right there while all these amazing changes are happening in our country. While I know there are those who feel he wasn't perfect, but seriously who is? I am so proud of the way President Kennedy handled himself throughout his presidency. My parents were huge supporters of him. He makes me want to be more involved and engaged in what is going on in my country as well as the world. This book helped to understand just what type of man he was. I loved this book.
  • Lahorns Gods
This book is a very revealing and rewarding look at events of the Kenneddy presidency. Schlesinger had a front row seat to almost all important events from civil rights to prosecution of organized crime. It brings back a lot of memories of that time, both good and bad (assasination).
The only drawback is the authors unbiased mancrush he had on JFK. Many times he carries his admiration beyond the bounds needed.
  • Cala
Superb account of the Kennedy years in the White House by a participant in many of the events. New material on several of the events, including the Russian missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs before that. His domestic program is newly reviewed and clearly Indicated the path to the Civil Rights bill. Some of the flaws of his Presidency are presented, although not all. Schlesinger clearly finds Kennedy a young, vigorous man whose death robbed us of a potentially great President.
  • Kirimath
Earlier, in this space, I mistakenly posted a review of 'Kennedy'by Theodore Sorensen. In some way, Schlesinger's and Sorensen's book are twins. They were both written by men who shared a special relationship with JFK at a historical turning point. They are good to read together, for their complementary value. Schlesinger is better informed about outward-facing policy matters (especially foreign relations), while Sorensen gives a better sense of the inner workings of the White House and JFK's personality. This is history written on the wing. There will never be another time like this, when the young men of Kennedy's administration bestrode the world like giants--all of it cruelly ended by five seconds of rifle-fire in Dallas. But this book, with Sorensen's and also with Theodore White's The Making of the President 1960, brings it neatly back to us.
  • YSOP
Good historical perspective of the JFK administration.
  • SARAND
A great addition to a collection.
I was reading the older publication, which was written chronologically. And I liked it a lot more than I liked this, cause that was raw and unedited. This one puts things a lot more in perspective as the author had time to review and think back to those days. Initially, we see things chronologically but eventually it goes into a topic-wise system like a textbook. This kind of bored me to death as I had to read through a ton of info piled up together. This might be good in one way, but when stuff in chapter 25 referred back to things in chapter 15, it kinda got really difficult to remember (its a 1000-pager btw). So all in all, it confused me a little. The original had a more humane touch to it too and really showed Kennedy the man, and not just Kennedy the President. We see less about how his family played a role in his life and more about his political life and the challenges he faced during those turbulent years. There is also a lower focus on his background and history than the original text, thus making it more difficult to understand his mindset and relate to who he is and why he did things the way he did them.