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The Resource Let us begin anew : an oral history of the Kennedy presidency, Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober

Let us begin anew : an oral history of the Kennedy presidency, Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober

Label
Let us begin anew : an oral history of the Kennedy presidency
Title
Let us begin anew
Title remainder
an oral history of the Kennedy presidency
Statement of responsibility
Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Let Us Begin Anew" is a startlingly vivid inside look at what it was like to be a member or a close witness - friendly or hostile - of the Kennedy administration. The nearly 120 people interviewed for this book, speaking informally and from the less-pressured perspective of thirty years later, include men and women who worked for the president or observed him as insiders, from his decision to run for the Democratic nomination in 1960 through the aftermath of the
  • Assassination in 1963. Their recollections and anecdotes bring personal insights, humor, and emotion to the many topics discussed. Among these topics are the "Kennedy style"; the question of how much influence Kennedy's father and brother Bobby had over the president; important incidents during the 1960 primary and election campaigns, such as JFK's meeting with the Southern Baptist ministers to confront the Catholic issue; and the controversial decision to choose LBJ as
  • The vice presidential candidate, which still stuns and dismays many - but not all - of JFK's supporters. Foreign affairs are also covered, including how JFK and his advisers handled and mishandled the Bay of Pigs disaster - the unsuccessful attempt by an American-supported invasion of Cuban exiles to provoke the overthrow of Castro; the expectations and disappointments of the first summit meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna; behind the scenes in the Oval Office during the
  • Cuban missile crisis - the serious confrontation that took the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of war; and the issue of Vietnam, the administration's role in the assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem, and speculation about what Kennedy would have done if he had lived - expanded our involvement as LBJ did, or pulled back. On the domestic front, there are in-depth examinations of the administration's support for the space program; White House relations
  • With J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI; and the administration's handling of the growing civil rights issue - their initial ignorance of the problem and lack of contact with black activists and blacks in general, and how that changed, as recalled by blacks and whites who were involved. The contributors to "Let Us Begin Anew" include cabinet members; foreign statesmen; senators; congressmen; military leaders; ambassadors; many lower-level officials; journalists such as Tom
  • Wicker and Ben Bradlee; Kennedy's loyal Boston aides; Harvard intellectuals; politicians such as George McGovern, George Wallace, and Gerald Ford; and many more. The result is a fascinating insight into a fascinating period - at times funny, dramatic, and moving - and an important contribution to our knowledge of this era
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
Dewey number
973.922/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.L45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strober, Gerald S
  • Strober, Deborah H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral history
  • Presidents
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
Label
Let us begin anew : an oral history of the Kennedy presidency, Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The 1960 Campaign -- 2. The Kennedy Appeal -- 3. Kennedy's Political Philosophy -- 4. The Kennedy Family and the Presidency -- 5. Was There a Dynasty in the Making? -- 6. Cabinet Appointments -- 7. Sub-Cabinet-Level Appointments -- 8. President Kennedy's Administrative Style -- 9. Lyndon Johnson -- 10. Foreign Affairs -- 11. Kennedy's Knowledge of, and Policy on, Various Issues -- 12. J. Edgar Hoover and the Kennedys -- 13. Civil Rights -- 14. The Bay of Pigs -- 15. The Vienna Summit -- 16. The Berlin Crisis -- 17. The Cuban Missile Crisis -- 18. Vietnam -- 19. The Assassination -- 20. Camelot -- 21. If Kennedy Had Lived -- 22. The Kennedy Legacy -- Appendix A Schedule of Interviews -- Appendix B The Interviewees: Where Are They Today?
Control code
26722468
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 540 pages
Isbn
9780060167202
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92053348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722468
  • (WaOLN)1506319
Label
Let us begin anew : an oral history of the Kennedy presidency, Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The 1960 Campaign -- 2. The Kennedy Appeal -- 3. Kennedy's Political Philosophy -- 4. The Kennedy Family and the Presidency -- 5. Was There a Dynasty in the Making? -- 6. Cabinet Appointments -- 7. Sub-Cabinet-Level Appointments -- 8. President Kennedy's Administrative Style -- 9. Lyndon Johnson -- 10. Foreign Affairs -- 11. Kennedy's Knowledge of, and Policy on, Various Issues -- 12. J. Edgar Hoover and the Kennedys -- 13. Civil Rights -- 14. The Bay of Pigs -- 15. The Vienna Summit -- 16. The Berlin Crisis -- 17. The Cuban Missile Crisis -- 18. Vietnam -- 19. The Assassination -- 20. Camelot -- 21. If Kennedy Had Lived -- 22. The Kennedy Legacy -- Appendix A Schedule of Interviews -- Appendix B The Interviewees: Where Are They Today?
Control code
26722468
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 540 pages
Isbn
9780060167202
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92053348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722468
  • (WaOLN)1506319

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