The Dark Side of Camelot

Author: Seymour M. Hersh

Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568955452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 714

View: 4664


An investigative chronicle examines the dark side of the Kennedy family legacy from its earliest beginnings to the 1900s

The Dark Side of Camelot

Author: Nelson Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 172

View: 7497


Dark Age Of Camelot

Author: Steve Lundquist,Mike Lescault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761549499

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 239

View: 4401


A Guide to light your way ·Full Color Maps of the Catacombs, PLUS every New Frontiers zone! ·Designer and Player strategies for five new character Classes! ·Complete stats for new monsters. ·Key treasure and drop stats. ·Getting the most out of player housing.

After Camelot

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446584436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 2013


In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot." For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. He describes the challenges Bobby's children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver's remarkable philanthropic work; the emotional turmoil Jackie faced after JFK's murder and the complexities of her eventual marriage to Aristotle Onassis; the the sudden death of JFK JR; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Edward "Teddy" and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, J. Randy Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous-and controversial-family.

The Road to Camelot

Author: Thomas Oliphant,Curtis Wilkie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105566

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8147


John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris -- a polling entrepreneur -- to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson for vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on a depth of personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they've interviewed surviving sources, including JFK's sister Jean Smith, and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955 when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize.

The Character Factor

Author: James P. Pfiffner

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585443161

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 8596


WATERGATE. MONICA LEWINSKY. PAINKILLERS IN THE OVAL OFFICE. IRAN-CONTRA. READ MY LIPS. THE CHARACTER FACTOR. The American president’s character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can’t we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of “the character factor” and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been “good” and which “bad.” Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both the abyss of moral relativism and the desert of political cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls—or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment.

Medievalism in North America

Author: Kathleen Verduin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914178

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 8128


Studies on the influence of the middle ages, and in particular the Arthurian legends, on the culture of North America.

Covering the Body

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226979717

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 4956


Covering the Body (the title refers to the charge given journalists to follow a president) is a powerful reassessment of the media's role in shaping our collective memory of the assassination--at the same time as it used the assassination coverage to legitimize its own role as official interpreter of American reality. Of the more than fifty reporters covering Kennedy in Dallas, no one actually saw the assassination. And faced with a monumentally important story that was continuously breaking, most journalists had no time to verify leads or substantiate reports. Rather, they took discrete moments of their stories and turned them into one coherent narrative, blurring what was and was not "professional" about their coverage.