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Camelot's Court

Inside the Kennedy White House
Dallek, Robert (Book - 2013)
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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. The author delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
Authors: Dallek, Robert
Title: Camelot's court
inside the Kennedy White House
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xii, 492 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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".
Summary: 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. The author delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
Local Note: 1 6 15 16 17 18 29 35 53 69 71 74 76 80 118 133 148 149 150 151 152 172 173 198 203 210 211 216 222 226 228 231 242 243 244 245 250
ISBN: 006206584X
9780062065841
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Dallek
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-463) and index.
Subject Headings: Political leadership United States History 20th century. Political consultants United States History 20th century. Cabinet officers United States History 20th century. United States Politics and government 1961-1963. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Friends and associates. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Topical Term: Political leadership
Political consultants
Cabinet officers
LCCN: 2013012864
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