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The Resource Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history, Andrew Cohen

Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history, Andrew Cohen

Label
Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history
Title
Two days in June
Title remainder
John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Cohen
Title variation
John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On two consecutive days in June 1963, in two lyrical speeches, John F. Kennedy pivots dramatically and boldly on the two greatest issues of his time: nuclear arms and civil rights. In language unheard in lily white, Cold War America, he appeals to Americans to see both the Russians and the "Negroes" as human beings. His speech on June 10 leads to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963; his speech on June 11 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Based on new material -- hours of recently uncovered documentary film shot in the White House and the Justice Department, fresh interviews, and a rediscovered draft speech -- Two Days in June captures Kennedy at the high noon of his presidency in startling, granular detail which biographer Sally Bedell Smith calls "a seamless and riveting narrative, beautifully written, weaving together the consequential and the quotidian, with verve and authority." Moment by moment, JFK's feverish forty-eight hours unspools in cinematic clarity as he addresses "peace and freedom." In the tick-tock of the American presidency, we see Kennedy facing down George Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama, talking obsessively about sex and politics at a dinner party in Georgetown, recoiling at a newspaper photograph of a burning monk in Saigon, planning a secret diplomatic mission to Indonesia, and reeling from the midnight murder of Medgar Evers. There were 1,036 days in the presidency of John F. Kennedy. This is the story of two of them
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Andrew
Dewey number
973.922092
Index
index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.C59 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
Label
Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history, Andrew Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-394) 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
Monday, June 10, 1963 -- Tuesday, June 11, 1963
Control code
885072487
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780771023873
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2014944155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885072487
Label
Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history, Andrew Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-394) 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
Monday, June 10, 1963 -- Tuesday, June 11, 1963
Control code
885072487
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780771023873
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2014944155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885072487

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