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The Resource The politics of deception : JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba, Patrick J. Sloyan

The politics of deception : JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba, Patrick J. Sloyan

Label
The politics of deception : JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba
Title
The politics of deception
Title remainder
JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Patrick J. Sloyan
Title variation
  • JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba
  • John F. Kennedy's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beneath the myths of Camelot lies the truth of the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Patrick J. Sloyan, a young wire-service reporter during the Kennedy administration, revisits the last year of JFK{u2019}s presidency to reveal a ruthless politician. As the president prepared for his 1964 reelection bid that never was, he buried the truth and manipulated public opinion. Using Kennedy{u2019}s secret recordings of crucial White House meetings and interviews with key inside players, Sloyan reveals: President Kennedy{u2019}s complicity in the overthrow and assassination of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem, an event that planted the seed for a decade of jungle warfare and a nation divided The secret deal to resolve the Cuban missile crisis that contradicts the popularized 2eyeball-to-eyeball3 account of Kennedy{u2019}s dramatic showdown with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who outfoxed the American president. Kennedy{u2019}s hostile interactions with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the president{u2019}s attempts to undermine the civil rights movement, which he viewed as destroying his reelection chances in the South The Politics of Deception is a revelatory look into a JFK that few will recognize. Pulitzer Prize winner Sloyan reveals an iconic president and the often startling ways he attempted to manage world events, control public opinion, and forge his legacy. --Provided by publisher
  • Revisits the last year of JFK's presidency to reveal a ruthless politician
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sloyan, Patrick J
Dewey number
973.922092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.S54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Political science
  • United States
Label
The politics of deception : JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba, Patrick J. Sloyan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thomas Dunne book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-292) and 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
Prologue: JFK -- General LeMay's threat -- ZR/RIFLE -- The crocodile -- Miracles -- Head butts -- Due course -- Whoppers -- A nail in the coffin -- Ratholes -- Hard condition -- The proconsul -- The guy next to the guy -- End run -- Perfidy -- Laurel and Hardy -- Financial inducements -- Debacle -- Luigi -- Second thoughts -- Feast of the dead -- The hit -- Epilogue: Washington
Control code
900158231
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250030597
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014033458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900158231
Label
The politics of deception : JFK's secret decisions on Vietnam, civil rights, and Cuba, Patrick J. Sloyan
Publication
Note
"Thomas Dunne book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-292) and 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
Prologue: JFK -- General LeMay's threat -- ZR/RIFLE -- The crocodile -- Miracles -- Head butts -- Due course -- Whoppers -- A nail in the coffin -- Ratholes -- Hard condition -- The proconsul -- The guy next to the guy -- End run -- Perfidy -- Laurel and Hardy -- Financial inducements -- Debacle -- Luigi -- Second thoughts -- Feast of the dead -- The hit -- Epilogue: Washington
Control code
900158231
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250030597
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014033458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900158231

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