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Camelot's court : inside the Kennedy White House / Robert Dallek.

Dallek, Robert (Author).
E-book E-book ([2013])
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 492 pages) : illustrations.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]

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  • ISBN: 0062065866 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780062065865 (electronic bk.)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-463) and index.
Contents: John F. Kennedy: prelude to a presidency -- Robert F. Kennedy: adviser-in-chief -- "A ministry of talent" -- "Never rely on the experts -- "Roughest thing in my life" -- Advice and dissent -- "The greatest adventure of our century" -- If we listen to them, none of us will be alive -- "Mankind must put an end to war" -- "The two of you did visit the same country, didn't you?" -- Epilogue: "What he is slated to become depends on us".
Summary: Presidential historian Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration--including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam--were indelible. The author delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
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Citation: Dallek, Robert. "Camelot's court : inside the Kennedy White House." New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
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