A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

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by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
     
 

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration. Schlesinger’s close relationship with JFK, as a politician and as a friend, has resulted in this authoritative yet intimate account in which the president “walks through the pages, from first

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration. Schlesinger’s close relationship with JFK, as a politician and as a friend, has resulted in this authoritative yet intimate account in which the president “walks through the pages, from first to last, alert, alive, amused and amusing” (John Kenneth Galbraith). A THOUSAND DAYS is “at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance” (New York Times).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547524504
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/03/2002
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1120
Sales rank:
360,088
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., 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.

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Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Schlesinger tells me a lot more than I need to know, in more pages of close print than the thousand days of the title, about President Kennedy's administration. Further, the JFK he portrays is not the JFK I knew as a Washington correspondent for a midwestern newspaper. Mr. Schlesinger saw his boss not only through rose-colored glasses, but with the narrowly focused vision of an adoring employee. All of this in a prose style so turgid that I had great difficulty staying awake for even an hour's reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Schleisinger has caputured the essence of the Kennedy White House with his strict attention to detail and moment by moment accounts of events that transpired during the time: Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis. The book is an excellent piece of work and is the best Kennedy as a President piece ever written second to Richard Reeve's 'President Kennedy: Profile of Power.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Schlesinger writes about Kennedy like a teenage girl with a crush. To Arthur Lincoln and FDR pale by comparison to Kennedy. Unxiously obsequious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And constantly hints at situations and events and personal health without actually making a statement more like a fan magazine than a serious bio.
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mcb8-24-39 More than 1 year ago
Thank you for dispensing history.
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Get samuari seige and join the storm cloaks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The greatest book about a president
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talks about how he dies and that he was a important man to this country and how it ran
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richardcolonel More than 1 year ago
Author Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, wrote his memoir in a way that is not only readable but enjoyable. I especially liked how he wrote not from History books but as a witness of events as they occur. I highly recommend this reading for it gives us much the same of what is happening now in the United States. It makes me happy that he "did not wait his turn," to be President of the United States.
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Ggggg
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DECK THE HALLS WITH BOMBS IN THE WHITE HOUSE FALALALAL. SHOOTING ALL THE SECRATARES FALALALALA. DONT MIND OUR SHOOTING OF PEOPLE FALALALALA. HOLDING HOSTAGES SHOOTING GAURDS FALALALALA. THROWING GRENADES KILLING HOSTAGES FALAALALAA. NOW WE AR SNIPING THE PRESIDENT FALALAL.-----MERRY CHRISTMAS HOPE ITS GREAT. I made this song all by myself it took three days just fir all this but i am happy i made it Is based on white house down and to the tune of deck the halls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?? HELP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dang! The posts before ME are even older!!